October 26, 2013

October 26

October 26, 2013:   Saturday, 29th week, Ordinary Time 


    Wordle: Readings 10-26-13
  • Rom 8:1-11  Now there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ.  God sent his Son to condemn sin.  Those in the flesh can't please God, but if God's Spirit is in you, you're in the spirit.  If Christ is in you, the spirit is alive.  If God's Spirit dwells in you, God will give you life.
  • Ps 24:1b-4ab, 5-6  "Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face."  The Lord’s are the world and those who dwell in it; he established it...
  • Lk 13:1-9  If you don't repent, you'll perish.  Owner / gardener:   "Cut down fig tree; it's been barren 3 years" / "I'll cultivate it; if it doesn't bear fruit then, you can cut it down."
    • Pope Francis homily:  We struggling slaves of sin need liberation.  Confessing without eye-to-eye contact is like confessing by email, but Paul confessed with courage, sincerity, truth, simplicity, and transparency to the community.  We can too, like children, in the Sacrament of Reconciliation and encounter Jesus' love, grace, and forgiveness.  It's not therapy or torture but rather saying, "Lord, I'm a sinner" concretely through a brother.
    • RC.net:  Sin without repentance is a cancer.  God judges but is patient.  Now is the time.
    • Creighton:  Never too early; never too late.
    Only natural/ Chapman (1st reading)

    "Blood drop" pin:  "the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with the blood of their sacrifices" (gospel)

    "Tree" pin:  fig tree not cut down (gospel); sorry it's not a fig tree

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