Hollison Journey

“The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.” – Don Williams Jr

Homily by Deacon Greg Kandra in NY

on June 28, 2009

Happy 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time! (that’s a quote from my Dad who has been known to start his children’s stories with that).

Deacon Greg, who writes The Deacon’s Bench, posted his homily for this weekend and it is lovely. Please go read it.

A small preview:

Fr. Tim Vakoc. Dr. Jerri Nielsen They never starred on television, or had a hit on MTV. Most people have never heard of them. When you leave here this morning, you might forget their names. But, my friends: don’t forget what they did. Remember how they strove – like those we met in today’s gospel — not to have fear, but to have faith.

Faith in possibility. Faith in the future.

Faith in the Christ who brings healing and life, even in times of disease and war.

That is what God asks of all of us. To embrace that kind of faith.

It is a faith that empowers us to reach out for some kind of contact with him, even if it’s just to touch the hem of his garment.

Faith that asks for any kind of merciful healing.

Faith that will not necessarily settle for things as they are – but will accept whatever God wants them to be.

That is what we are called to believe – and where we are called to dwell, in a place of complete trust, and complete confidence.

As Fr. Tim so beautifully put it: the safest place to be is in the center of His will.

Seek it. Embrace it.

Because, there we will know joy.


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