What Stands in the Way?

In the first reading we see the Israelites journeying from Egypt. They
begin to forget the Lord’s teachings given them through Moses. They
make the golden calf to worship as they seek their true liberation
from slavery.

In the Gospel we hear Jesus with his sad complaint against the Jews:
“The works the Father gave me to accomplish, you do not believe. You
do not want to come to me to have life.”

All of us desire eternal life. Indeed if we do, there is but one way:
to believe that Jesus is the Son of God and to follow his teachings.
Which are of the Father. “Not they who say, “Lord, Lord, but they who
do the will of the Father will enter the kingdom of heaven.”

Lent invites us to take a look at the way we live. Are there some
barriers that we have that need tearing down? Have we set ourselves as
the master to be obeyed rather we to obey the Lord? What about our
values? Do we practice brotherhood rather than lordism, companionship
and sharing rather than personal security and self-sufficiency,
forgiveness rather than anger, dialogue rather than domination,
worship instead of self-righteousness? As we discern where we are, we
pray: “Jesus, come and bring us eternal life!”

  • Bowski12

    don’t you ever update this? 22nd was yesterday

  • Yes, a little slow on the updates. What’s going on?

  • Editor

    Sorry about the homilies, gentlemen. Ever since re-launching Catholic Exchange, we’re finding that there is a persistent mysterious problem with some posts not posting when we schedule them to. I’ve fixed this one, at any rate, and today’s homily is now up.