Blast from the Past(or)

 

August 24, 2014

21tst Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

            Addressing our Nation's humanitarian crisis at the border, Rep. Nancy Pelosi recently invoked the Bishops' statement that Jesus was also a 'refugee from violence.' Indeed. Jesus certainly experienced such an exile. Would that Ms. Pelosi also promote the Bishops' reminder that Jesus was once unborn as well, growing in His mother's womb. But sometimes people are selective in their understanding of Who Jesus is. This 'battle of narrative,' reflected upon by Father Robert Barron in his syndicated column carried in The Beacon last week, is a great challenge to us as Christians. Reviewing NT Wright's new book, Fr. Barron alerts us to the ways that our culture can 'out-narrate us' on 'the Jesus question.' Who He is, of course, is the question upon which everything hinges. As the Gospel thankfully points out, however, Jesus' identity is not dependent on conventional wisdom, a straw poll, a pilot program or a political pundit. Jesus' identity is not selective. Jesus Christ is not a documentary on the History Channel. St. Peter's proclamation that 'You are the Messiah, the Son of the Living God' is the revelation for which Peter suffered crucifixion. This is the reality that enabled St. Steven to be stoned to death. This is the truth by which many people were slaughtered by whack-job Islamists just last week in Iraq.  As the old aphorism notes, Aut Deus aut malus homo: Either He is God or He is a very bad man.The question remains. And you? Who do you say Jesus is?

 

 

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

 

Fr. Thomas Fallone

 

 

 

 

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THIS WEEK AT OLMC

Sunday

8/24

7:30, 9:00 & 11:15am Masses

(Fr. Dillon at 7:30am)

6:00pm Praise Mass

Monday

8/25

8:00am Mass

12:30pm Busy Hands

6:00pm Youth Group Gordon Hall

Tuesday

8/26

8:00am Mass

Wednesday

8/27

8:00am Mass

6:00pm Our Lady Perpetual Help

7:30pm AA Meeting Hinds Room

Thursday

8/28

8:00am Mass

Friday

8/29

8:00am Mass

Rectory office closes at noon.

Saturday

8/30

8:00am Mass

8:30am Reconciliation

5:15pm Mass

Sunday

8/31

7:30, 9:00 & 11:15am Masses

(Fr. Dillon at 9:00am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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