Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord

6th Sunday
Msgr Al Schwartz
    Poverty of Christ
“Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord”
Poor
    Fruitfulness / Success
    Vertical / Horizontal
“Blessed are the poor”
Promises – next lifeResurrection / Eucharist

Lord, I am not worthy

5th Sunday
Unworthiness / Call
     2 Thess 1
Unworthiness / presence, power of God
     Readings
God’s Word makes us worthy
    Unworthy, too
Worthy of the Cross

Love Rejoices With the Truth

Examination of Conscience (1 Cor 13)
Love

Love rejoices with the truth
Relativism (does not)
Culture
Church

Christ is love

Today is holy

3rd Sunday

TODAY
1. “Today is holy to the Lord”
Government workers
Israelites
Mass / us
Live in the present
2.  “Today this Scripture passage is fulfilled”
A.D.
Church
Eucharist
    Best part of each day
    GET TO DO today

Party on, Jesus!

2nd Sunday
Fun at Cana
Jesus performed first sign / miracle
     1. He can
     2. So that people would believe in Him
“Woman” / “hour”
Eucharist
    1.  He can
    2. People to believe in Him

He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit

Baptism of the Lord
March for Life
RCIA
Baptism
    Grace
    Prototypical baptism of the Lord
    Faith / Eucharist

On Our Knees

Feast of the Epiphany

Philip Rivers
On his knees

Magi
On their knees
Doing homage to the Lord

     Radiant, overjoyed

Us / Mass

     On our knees

Be a family of saints

Feast of Holy Family
“The way you help heal the world is that you start with your own family” – MT
Goal of the family to be saints
    Holy family / each family
    Open
    Committed
    Loving
Eucharist
    You can’t do it on your own

God likes to act in big ways from small places

Size of USA / other countries
     “Little town of Bethlehem”:  about size of SE DC
     From it one will be born
        “his greatness shall reach to the ends of the earth”
God likes to act in big ways from small unlikely places
     Silent retreat
     Bethlehem
     Womb
          Both wombs of Elizabeth and Mary
     Manger
     Saints
     Eucharist
Power of God in us

Have high expectations for God

3rd Sunday of Advent

UM student

“Filled with expectation”
SJB

     Christ
     God always exceeds expectations
     Rejoicing
Do you have high expectations for God?
     Today?
     This week?
     This Mass?