Monday, November 14, 2016

After our Presidential Election remember our King and Kingdom: 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Listen to the homily here.


This weekend I would like to share some thoughts for our election
·      I actually already wrote the bulletin article for next weekend, but as I pray I think this is a good time
I have heard many thoughts of our election in which President Elect Donald J. Trump
·      We have a whole spectrum: some are pumped up…some are scared…some are in fine
·      But I think there is at least one word for each person: shocked
This is where I would like to remind about our Catholic and Christian faith
Jesus Christ is our king
·      Several weeks before I quoted a faithful athlete and I will quote it again: “[President] 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.”
·      He already won the game
·      He already destroyed evil
·      He forgives sins, offers grace and mercy and love
We have two types of citizenships
·      One is we live in an awesome country “ Nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
·      But the more important citizenship is in God’s Kingdom
o   Both on earth (around the whole world) and in heaven
o   Psalm 98: “The Lord comes to rule the earth with justice.”
·      The citizenship for our country is temporary…God’s Kingdom is here and in eternity
I think it is good to have a perspective of our world
·      We should see the forest through history, rather than just one tree, or one branch, or one leaf
o   Jesus was predicting that the Jewish Temple would eventually end—and it did in 70ad
o   Roman Empire—in for centuries, then done
o   Holy Roman Empire—in for centuries, then done
o   But we continue to grow!
No matter what happened in our political, leadership, local or national areas through this election
·      We must walk with each other as Catholics and Christians
·      Show love for each other
·      Have candor conversations

But here is a great question to pray, discern and think about: how much time do we speak about Jesus Christ versus this election?  

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