Categories: HomiliesPublished On: August 31st, 2020Tags: , 295 words8.9 min read

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Your Obituary

What will your obituary say? What will they write about you? Who will write it? Or will you write it prior to your death? Paul is telling people you do not need to be more than you are. He is not boasting because his entire focus is on sharing with you who Jesus is and what Jesus did for you. How can you embellish that?

Facebook and other forms of social media I find interesting. For the most part, people share family photos of graduations, weddings, and birthdays. As we near the election however, some of the posts become more pointed and political. You can feel their anger. People who respond in kind create even more division. It is good to have opinions. And you are free to share your opinion. But do not cast your opinion as fact unless you can back it up with facts. And facts do not come from opinions of other people. Just as Paul discovered, we embellish our opinions to make us look more important or intelligent or whatever we want it to be.

Jesus came to proclaim good news to the poor, to free those in slavery to sin, to grant us grace. People of his own community of Nazareth were of the opinion, where did he get all this? Why doesn’t he work a miracle for us, his neighbors? And they took offense at him.

Jesus was in an election once. We could choose Jesus or Barabbas. We chose Barabbas.

May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Fr Ed Anderson
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Fr Ed Anderson