Thursday, November 21, 2013

Why Mass? Daily Mass Homily--Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

            It is at Mass when we experience a line from the Luke’s Gospel fulfilled most clearly: “…the Son of Man has come to seek and to save what was lost.”
            Note that Jesus was condemned for going to a house full of sinners.  And what will Jesus do this evening?  He will come to this chapel which is also full of sinners.
            And how did Zacchaeus respond to our Lord’s presence?  Behold, half of my possessions, Lord, I shall give to the poor, and if I have extorted anything from anyone
I shall repay it four times over…”  Zacchaeus, after coming to the Lord, went out into the world to serve.
            That’s precisely why we come to Mass and how we should ask when Mass is done.

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