Sunday, September 18, 2016

Attention for our Body and Soul: 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Listen to the homily here.


Here are some attentions in our lives
·      Some are normal
o   The alarm clock in the morning
o   A yellow light as driving
o   A menu
·      Some are exciting
o   The National Anthem
o   The starting gun or horn in a race
o    Dropping the puck to begin a game
·      Some are annoying
o   Warning lights in our vehicle
o   A cough or sneezing
o   A flight tire
·      Some shake our lives
o   A heart attack
o   Cancer
o   Mental illness
o   Rock bottom of alcoholism or drugs
o   Injures of our bones, joints or brain
What about these attentions in our lives?
·      Both our bodies and souls can be waken up
·      We are, as C.S. Lewis called us humans as “amphibians”
·      We are both body and soul
·      We live in the material world and spiritual world
·      And sometimes, some times, attentions give us body and soul
Our bodies were need big decisions
·      A doctor
·      A psychology
·      A counselor
·      A program
·      Medicine
·      God gives us gifts for our body
How about our soul?
·      Matthew 16:26: “For what will it profit a man, if he gains the whole world and forfeits his life?”
o   Family, profits, fame, power…but our soul?
·      Our soul contacts us to God
·      Our soul contacts us to the spiritual life
·      Our soul gets us in shape for the dimension life
·      We must act and move
Listen to St. Paul to his first letter to St. Timothy (a young disciple/priest)
·      Beloved: First of all, I ask that supplications, prayers, petitions, and thanksgivings be offered for everyone, for kings and for all in authority, that we may lead a quiet and tranquil life in all devotion and dignity.  This is good and pleasing to God our savior, who wills everyone to be saved and to come to knowledge of the truth.  For there is one God.  There is also one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as ransom for all.”
Pray with Matthew 16:26 and the 1st Timothy 2:1-8 for your soul

Act, move and grow for your soul…your spiritual life

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