Homily :: April 2, 2017
04/02/17: Fifth Sunday of Lent
04/02/17: Fifth Sunday of Lent - Fr Dave Reeson
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04/02/17: Fifth Sunday of Lent - Fr Pat Nields
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04/02/17: Fifth Sunday of Lent - Fr Dennis Hanneman
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Raising a man from the dead had not been done. Claiming to be THE resurrection and the life…that was new. In the dregs of sin and death, depression and spiritual and/or physical sickness, Jesus calls us to new life, to ‘be free’ and know his abundant power.
The Elect are constantly hearing and seeing examples of the Lord’s power in the life of the faith community, and whether it is easy for her, or a challenge for him, asks for the same action in the life of the Elect. They are ‘sacraments’ of conversion for the community, so much so that, should people opine, “more is required of them than of ‘us’,’ the pastoral minister should challenge that person to fully live the gospel of Jesus.
A full embrace of Christ and his victory over sin and death will be anything but easy, and the Elect may actually make your community more committed to entering into and living the paschal mystery.
By Dale J. Sieverding © 2003, OCP. All rights reserved.