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Monday 6th Week of the Year

Today’ Mass Readings

Monday 6th Week of the Year.Mark 8:11-13

We can never argue anyone into faith.

It could easily be done.

You peel the corn, put it in a pan of water,
and turn on the burner
and walk away to prepare the rest of the dinner.

When you come back,
the corn is sitting in the pan as cold
and hard as when you first left it
and the burner next to it is red hot.

You turned on the wrong burner.
The Pharisees had their corn on the wrong burner.

They wanted Jesus to prove His divinity
through working a sign form heaven.

“They began to argue with Jesus”.

Discussions and arguments deal with the head.

Jesus knew the head was the wrong burner.
No matter how much we know,
how much we prove through logic and arguments,
all the brain can do is know about God.

It isn’t the seat of faith.

It cannot know Him without the heart.

The fire of God’s love that changes us
and transforms us rests in our hearts.


Honesty with ourselves
puts our pan of corn on the right burner.

The fire of God’s love never harms us,
but only heals us where we are hurting the most.

The Pharisees weren’t ready
for an honest relationship with Jesus.

Please God, we are.

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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