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Month: January 2019

Inviting Christ to be Active

2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

In the life of the Church when we talk about vocations we typically are referring to the four major vocations: single life, married life, religious life, and priestly life. Each and every one of us is called by God to at least one of these vocations. Today’s readings obviously focus on the vocation of the married life, but while doing that it reveals something that is relevant to us all, in every state of life that is in this room. So whether you are married or not, consider what took place at the wedding of Cana.

God Loves First

The Baptism of the Lord

The Baptism of the Lord that we celebrate today marks the beginning of Jesus’s public ministry. It was after this that he would go out into the desert for the forty days and then returns to Galilee to begin preaching. And the end of this gospel that we heard was a beautiful line that is worth praying with: “you are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.” Now I want you to take a step back for a minute and think about the larger picture of the entire story of Jesus’s life… his ministry, his preaching, his miracles, his suffering and death, his resurrection… all of it. When in his life’s story would it make sense for the Father to say “I am well pleased with you”?