Today’s the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Find the Mass Readings here: 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Month day, year
I loved my pastor’s homily about marriage today.
He started with St. Paul’s words from the second reading, and put all the Theology of the Body essentials out there.
But I especially loved a story he shared about the sacrificial love of an old married couple.
Featured Five Takeaways:
Kate shares with real honesty today.
She didn’t want to go to Mass. But she was reminded to keep her eyes on Christ – that we only sink when we look our way.
And I’m thankful to her for sharing that reminder with us, to help us through this difficult season in the Catholic Church.
Emily is sharing her struggles with us too.
The verse that brought her comfort is, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
Like Emily, I have taken comfort in the fact that I can focus on our domestic church. My household can be a place where we seek to serve the Lord with our whole hearts.
We can make a difference in the Church beginning in our own homes.
Andrea shared this verse, and I’m so thankful she did.
When doubts are cast on the head of the Church, we can stand strong – because Christ is the true head of the Church.
We don’t leave because of fallen priests, bishops, or even popes.
We stay because of Jesus and the Truth he gives us.
“Are you shocked?” Amy reminds us of Jesus’ words.
The Catholic Church isn’t some feel-good church where you can decide to believe whatever you want.
It’s got the hard and true teachings of Jesus Christ.
Amy reminds us to “never lessen the shock value.”
Admittedly, Leah didn’t use the hashtag BUT her Mass reflection struck a chord with me today.
She shared these three steps the Church gives us, that can help us find a way to respond in this time of crisis.
“The entire Church needs a big ol’ dose of self awareness followed by deep conversion of heart and mind in order to be in Mission with Christ Jesus.”
This helped me re-center myself, and find clarity and direction in the midst of all the high emotions.
I want to know your Mass Takeaway too! Comment with your thoughts on the readings, your pastor’s homily, or anything that struck you during your time at Mass.