If you’re at Mass today, then you are probably at least somewhat on board with what is going on. And yet, that doesn’t spare us challenges either. We can find ourselves in a sort of “fog.” And recognizing that, and then navigating that isn’t always easy.
St. Paul often compares the Church to a body. And in this “body,” simple “mutations” can cause drastic complications, hindering our growth and development and function. Let’s take a look at them.
Today we begin a parish journey we are calling “Rerouting…”! How many of us have felt lost in Mass and even in life? How do we get back on track? How do we discover God and His Church, and the purpose for which he created us?
We don’t just tell stories because they’re fun to tell. We tell them because they reflect us, reveal us to ourselves. The journey of the Magi is more important to us than we might realize.
The New Year is always a time for looking back and looking forward. Asking, “Where were you? Where are you now? And where are you going?” But sometimes we respond with three questions: “Where am I? How did I get here? And how do I get on the right path?”
Why do we show up on Christmas? Who is this baby? And what does he want from me?
Did you now that there is an underlying narrative you have bought into that determines how you live your life? And did you know that it might not be the one you think it is? Maybe the true change we need to make in our life isn’t being more patient, but changing the story that gives our life meaning and purpose.
Jesus isn’t just a nice story, a historical figure who was a good teacher whose wisdom we can learn from. Jesus is active, even now, even here. He stretches forth his hand through time, and he is active even now.
John the Baptist announces the coming of a kingdom, which isn’t a socio-political something, but a person. But is this person one we long for? Do we long for him like we do other people in our real life?
Does being a Christian really just mean “going to church”? The proposal of Advent is one that calls us back to the truly profound mystery of our faith: Christ has come, Christ is coming, Christ will come. He comes to us even now, if only we would pay attention.