Sunday, September 25, 2016

"One More" to serve the poor: 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Listen to the homily here.


2016 is a big year for our country
·      A big year for voting
o   Next president
o   Senates, Congressman
o   Our community
·      There is some big issues
o   Poor
o   Racism
o   ISIS
o   Military…on and on and on
o   As I try to pray, discern our faith as well as our country I just listened and read about some awesome ideas in our country
Benjamin Watson a professional athlete in the NFL at the Baltimore Ravens team
·      And he spoke about a great thought:
o   Obama can’t save us.  Ms. Clinton can’t save us.  Mr. Trump can’t save us.  The only one Who can save the heart of man is the Lord.”
o   And this was cool in our national media
·      And he does this to serve the poor
Like I have said several times already, the Bible teaches us about the poor against those who do not serve the poor
·      It is everywhere in the Bible
o   Today the focus is on the rich that do not help the poor
·      Amos
o   Woe to the complacent in Zion!  Lying upon beds of ivory, stretched comfortably on their couches, they eat lambs taken from the flock, and calves from the stall!”
o   Therefore, now they shall be the first to go into exile, and their wanton revelry shall be done away with.”
o   Wow
·      Luke 16
o   There was a rich man who dressed in purple garments and fine linen and dined sumptuously each day.  And lying at his door was a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores who would gladly have eaten his fill of the scraps that fell from the rich man's table.”
o   When the poor man died, he was carried away by angels to the bosom of Abraham.  The rich man also died and was buried, and from the netherworld, where he was in torment…”
o   Wow
Back to Benjamin Watson
·      I was inspired by his mission: “One More
o   Gifts, yes
o   Other ways, yes
·      His mission is to serve one person everyday
This is one of many ways to serve the poor
Today: through one mission: “One More” can you serve one person each day?

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