Blast from the Past(or)

 

September 21, 2014

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

            But, but, it's not fair.......This is a time-tested, battle-hardened objection from many a child to a parent, no doubt familiar to so many of us. It crosses cultural boundaries and eras. I myself utilized this refrain often in my early life, to no effect. Ever. To my many pleas against perceived injustice, my dad usually responded: 'hey: you get three hots and a cot.' What? What does that even mean?! This is a moral outrage that cries to the highest heavens, or even to my congressman. It took me a long time to see the connection between my 'it's not fair,' and dad's seemingly unrelated, out-of-touch response. Reading the Gospel parable of the vineyard owner sometimes elicits my childhood protest. It is certainly not one of the more popular Gospels. The guys who came to work at 5PM are also getting the usual daily wage? But, but........It is a sad fact that we can fall into envy when God is generous to others. But envy forgets that God is always good to us. When we utter the Lord's Prayer we have to whisper that most vulnerable line: give us this day, our daily bread. Such is a reminder that we are owed nothing and are dependent on God for everything. When we're tempted to envy this week, let us be mindful of this debt. Let us shake ourselves from our ego, which a professor of mine called 'superficial justice.' Like a kid, we sometimes no longer think with the landowner, or parent. But through prayer may we come to see reality with the eyes of God, in Whose image and likeness we are made. 

 

 

God Bless you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Fr. Thomas Fallone

 

 

 

 

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THIS WEEK AT OLMC

Sunday

09/21

7:30, 9:00(Fr. Dillon) & 11:15am Masses

9am Catechists Blessed at Mass

10am Catechists Breakfast Gordon Hall

6:00pm Praise Mass

6:30pm RCIA Hinds Room

7:30pm Youth Rally featuring Craig Jandoli

Monday

9/22

 

8:00am Mass

12:30pm Busy Hands

6:00pm Youth Group Gordon Hall

7:00pm ESL Hinds Room

7:00pm Scripture Reflection

Tuesday

9/23

8:00am Mass

Wednesday

9/24

8:00am Mass

6:00pm Our Lady Perpetual Help

7:30pm AA Meeting Hinds Room

Thursday

9/25

8:00am Mass

7:30pm Adult Choir

Friday

9/26

8:00am Mass

8:30am *NO* Eucharistic Adoration

6:00pm *NO* Benediction

Saturday

9/27

8:00am Mass (Fr. O’Mullane)

8:30am Reconciliation (Fr. O’Mullane)

5:15pm Mass (Fr. Tom)

Sunday

09/28

7:30, 9:00 & 11:15am(Fr. Dillon) Masses

10:00am Religious Education

1:00pm Window Seminar

6:30pm RCIA Hinds Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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