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The 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

This week we celebrate the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time.  This week the readings introduce the virtue of humility.  How does it affect our relationship with God and others?  Jesus lived a life of humility.  He always cared for the needs of others, not his own.  If we experience humility we are dependent on God for everything.  Humility is a process in our relationship with God.  “True humility is born in our relationship with Christ and his love.” (At Home with the Word, 2019)  Take time to reflect – we are sinners yet loved by God.  Spend time in prayer with Jesus – place your concerns, fears, pride, and weaknesses at his feet.  Pick one way to strive to be humble.  It is just the beginning…

Our personal relationship with God must be cultivated by each one of us.  No one can impose God or a relationship with God on others.  When do we begin to share in the love, peace, and joy of God?  Does it automatically happen at a certain age?  Who is responsible for the development and growth of a relationship with God?  Parents cannot impose God or church attendance on their adult children.  To be in relationship with God is a gradual process that develops as we share our lives, hopes, dreams, and love of God with God.  Attending Mass and receiving the Sacrament of Eucharist assists us in our growth process.  Taking time each day to “hear” God in the silence allows us to grow.  Sharing our faith with others is important – where are you in developing a relationship with God?  Take time…

 

 

Notes from Nancy

Thoughts and announcements from our Pastoral Director, Nancy Woodcock. Please leave any questions in the comments.