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Wednesday 26th Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s Mass Readings

Wednesday 26th Week of Ordinary Time

Luke 9:57-62.

Jesus ask for “more” because he wants to give us “more,” more of himself – all of himself.

For a student to excel in a subject
and reach his or her greatest potential,
a teacher is going to ask much from that student.

A coach does the same with an athlete.

It’s the ‘more’ the ‘much’ that challenges us
and makes us put aside other interests to reach our one goal.

 

Is this not what Jesus asks of us when He says “Follow Me?”

Of ourselves, we can do things for God:

We can say prayers; we can do works of charity,
give Him our time and talents and resources.

But is that enough?

No, He is asking much more of us
than anything we can do for Him or give up for Him.

 

As we say in the Miracle Prayer, “Lord Jesus, I give you my entire self.”

All my thoughts, all my desires all my love
is yours to do with whatever you wish.

All I want is to follow you, follow your direction, your will.

Jesus ask for “more” because he wants to give us “more,”
more of himself – all of himself.

 

We know then that nothing is impossible for us.

Jesus is the beginning and end of all we do.

 

Many times the Lord will ask something of us,
especially when we see a need of our neighbor.

Let us be grateful that what we do for them
doesn’t begin or end with us but with Jesus.

When such moments occur,
think of yourself as a glove and Jesus as the hand in the glove.

The glove does nothing on its own.

Each finger and the glove as a whole
follows the hand’s every impulse with no resistance.

In short, Jesus says “Follow Me.”

Rick Pilger

Father Pilger, I.C. was born in Canton, Illinois and was ordained at St. John’s Seminary, Wonersh, England in December 1978. He joined the Blessed Sacrament Parish in August 1995, coming here from Sacred Heart Parish in Bradenton Florida. After 22 years as Parochial Vicar, he was appointed Pastor by Bishop Gregory Parkes in June 20, 2017.

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