Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Homily for Wednesday of 1st Week of Lent

Homily for Wednesday
of the 1st Week of Lent
March 7, 2017
Luke 11: 29-32
Holy Cross, Champaign, Ill.

People come to Jesus asking him to perform some sign that he has come from God--as if he hasn't already cured enuf sick people or driven out enuf demons. They don't really want to meet God thru Jesus--to be converted.  They just want to be entertained.

How much time do we spend seeking entertainment and diversion--in mindless TV, use of the Internet, playing solitaire, shopping, recreating--not as a necessary form of relaxation (we all need a bit of that, of course) but as a way to avoid introspection, reviewing our relationships with God and with others and keeping those relationships in good repair?

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