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Monday, August 26, 2013

Fan or Follower!

This weekend we had a very special treat at St.Anne's and Holy Family Churches. Fr. Andrew ( formerly Deacon Andrew ) was the celebrant. It's always nice to see a good friend once again, and I can only imagine that he was very excited and maybe a little nervous coming home again. 

His homily focused on the Gospel speaking of the narrow gate. He mentioned that Jesus maybe sounding a little cranky on comments like..."I don't know you!" He also referred to Pre-Vatican II and how many viewed God as someone who would zap you if you did something wrong. Since then we have developed a personal view of God and he felt we may have come too far in our own thoughts. 

He mentioned how there is this feeling that if you are a good person, you are all set. Thence comes the thought "are you a fan or a follower". It was a very simple yet powerful. As a fan we sit by, we watch, yet we aren't fully engaged. There usually isn't much pain involved in being a fan, yet a follower is a different story. 

So what is it? Well, for most of us it is probably both. We profess our love, our devotion, but do we profess and offer up our lives. We all have different gifts and are called to something based upon those gifts and are we all in?

So are you a fan or follower?

Bonjour et Adieu mes Amis,


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