Healing Through Forgiveness

4th Sunday Lent

Examples

Pope Francis
Parable
Wounds of sin
Family
     Healing through forgiveness

How to forgive
Filled w compassion
Name it, IOU, tear up
From heart

Book
Guideposts to forgiving

Forgiveness by God, to others, and to self

Be on Fire for Christ

3rd Sunday Lent

Most remarkable sight

Burning bush
God on fire for us
God burns for us / our love
From the beginning thru OT, to Christ to end
Always giving 2nd (and 3rd etc) chances

2nd reading
Some didn’t burn for God
Were on fire for other things / evil
God made examples of them

Is your bush (soul, heart) burning for God?

“Oh yeah, of course on fire and fruitful”
2nd reading!

Gospel- is your tree bearing fruit for God?
Are you merely exhausting the soil?God gives another chance (like OT)
3 years – fig trees maturity
Us / Lent – this year!

Cultivate our ground (soul) and fertilize it (with Grace, esp Eucharist)

Evangelization
Be on fire for Christ!

Triumph Over Temptation

1st Sunday of Lent
Family story
“Filled with the Holy Spirit”
Fasting of Christ
    Spiritual strength
5 Ways to triumph over temptation
Fasting
Scripture
Prayer
Reason
Sacraments
Eucharist —> Freedom

God is never outdone in generosity

4th Sunday

Calling
Gospel / family
Jeremiah

Seminary

Card Appeal
Tithing
“God is never outdone in generosity”

Create a clean heart in me, O Lord

Ash Wednesday 2016

You Are Christ’s Body

3rd Sunday – “You are Christ’s body”

2nd reading
bones of the human body
Body of Christ
Honoring Gospel

March for life
Witness to unborn as “all the more necessary”
Unity of group = Body of Christ

Each one of us is same to God
“Same concern”
Inherent value, dignity
You are as important as pope

Eucharist
united w Christ
Food for the soul
Food for the “body” (of Christ)

Do Whatever He Tells You

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

1st reading

“Do whatever he tells you”

Wedding homily
Mass / Euch
(“Good wine” of the New Covenant)
Confirmation / 2nd reading

What is He telling us?
How can we know?
How can we be sure it is Him?

DIVINE REVELATION
Scripture + Church (Commandments, teachings)
PRAYER
Spiritual partner / director
OTHER PEOPLE
EXPERIENCES

Moral certainty (beyond a reasonable doubt)
Once we know, do whatever he is telling you!

Parents / grandparents

Fortitude and Forbearance

by guest Deacon Richard Walker