Choice vines, cherished plants

“Wild grapes”
      California
And tenants – doing it “my way”Vineyard -people of God
Us – choicest vines, cherished plants
Grapes – fruits of our lives
Why wild grapes? Exposed to elements
Storms, animals, birds whatever
Can change soil + vine
Change us – do it our way, not God’s way
Inheritance – kingdom of heaven
If produce fruit on vineyard of this life, then receive inheritance of eternal life
Unless try to take over vineyard / play God
Satan
Is my life producing good fruit?”Choicest vine”  – Christ
      Eucharist
      Wine press – sacraments
Grace extracted
Jn 15

Revival Time = Conversion Time

Good news not bad
Athletes in lieu of protests
Good (unity) out of bad (comments)
Couple / our church

Readings
Turn from bad to good
Conversion
Vice to virtue
Sin to grace

     One habit, big or small
     One confession
 God = good
     God’s will = good
     We are created to be good
     Rejoice in doing good, doing God’s Will

Confession at Revival

Always forgive…no excuses!

24th Sunday

Anger
All around us
Hateful? Righteous anger?
Based in pride

Forgive seventy seven times

    = always forgive
    No excuses!
Forgive and be forgiven
OR be forgiven and forgive
Forgiven by God, forgive others, forgive yourself

Be Transformed

22nd Sunday

Why do Catholics do that?

Don’t conform = don’t think as humans do
Lust
“Wake up!”

Be Transformed = think as God does
Love
Cross / redemptive suffering

If we’re bound with Christ, we’re bound for Heaven

21st Sunday

Keys to the city

1st reading
Gospel

Cardinal Wuerl —> keys to Assumption
Keys to your home

Jesus and Peter
Peter’s profession
Bound
Loose

Person of Christ / Church
Pope, Church, keys, binding + loosing
All linked to and based in profession of faith that Jesus is the Christ
– Heart of Catholicism!

Lord, help me

Teasing
Donuts
Parishioners- singing, forgetfulness, driving

Jesus
Fun!
Teasing with woman

Humility
Persistence / perseverance in prayer
Suffering
Faith

“Lord, help me”

The Infallible Dogma of the Assumption

Homily given by Bishop Roy Campbell

Listen to Him

Feast of the Transfiguration

Luminous mysteries

Apostles
Stay as apostles thru toughest test: Christ’s passion and death

Us
Stay as disciples thru toughest test
Now? Unanswered prayers?
Still on team, playing in game, cuz of
your Transfiguration experience w Him

Eucharist

     Talk to him: intention at Holy Communion
     Listen to him: during Holy Communion
     “Listen to him”

Ask Something of Me and I Will Give It to You

Genie
Wishes / desires
    “Ask and you will receive”
    Psalm 37
    Eph 3:20
    1st reading (1 Kings)
One wish – what would it be?
    For what are you praying?
    Pray for good—-> receive abundant goodness
    Want or need
    Yes, not right now, something better in mind
        2nd reading FOR GOOD
God gives in abundance
     Person / treasure
     Merchant / pearl of great price
     CHRIST / life in Christ

Beauty of God

Imagine something beautiful
    Drop in the bucket —>  beauty of God
Qualities of God
    Power, might, kind, good, forgiving, etc
    Beautiful
    How many do you know / can you list?
If relationship w God is size of mustard seed, it can grow
    Eucharist
    He’s always offering Himself and His qualities