What is your Achilles heel in the Christian life?
Foot – occasions of sin, scandal
Mouth – cursing, gossip
Sinner —> Saint
Christ is risen indeed! We have arrived at the penultimate feast on the Church’s calendar, the cause of our joy and our hope. Life has defeated death. Sorrow and suffering do not have the last say. In the resurrection of Jesus we see many reasons to rejoice. Not only has Jesus conquered the specter of visible death, but he restores to us graced life. On Holy Saturday, Jesus descended to the dead and delivered the just souls into heavenly paradise. What are our own Saturday tombs? Jesus has the power to open them all. That is our invitation, this day most of all. May resurrection joy fill your heart, your family, your workplace, and your community. Happy Easter!
4th Sunday advent – “God favors the humble”
Holy Land / Bethlehem
God likes little guy
David (v Goliath)
Gideon? (Army reduced)
Church – 12 apostles
Church new Gideon??
James 4:6 – God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble
“There is no room for God in him who is full of himself” – Jewish philosopher
Hebrew : little
From little came (and became) something huge
Little – “how does this happen…?”
Should be us at Holy Communion!
Little – manger, baby, little known
Little baby – focus for Christmas
God became little!
Eucharist – still little
Little / humble are really big in Gods eyes
Humbled = exalted
Exalted = humbled
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