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Tuesday 31st Week of the Year.

Today’s Mass Readings

Tuesday 31st Week of the Year.

Luke 14:15-24.

Do you hear in today’s gospel a little bit about Martha, the sister of Mary?

The man who bought the field,
the man who checked out his new oxen
and the new groom with his bride
are like Martha in the kitchen –
we all have too much to do to be with the Lord.

Could we say that they were too full of themselves
to taste and see the goodness of the Lord?

 

Any time we approached Jesus in prayer or liturgy
we need to come hungry, thirsty and empty.

Imagine yourself walking to the church doors
and leaving the world and all its cares at the door.

There are moments when we can share with him
our needs and concerns for ourselves and others.

 

Please know this, my friends, Jesus knows all those needs
and carries every one of our concerns in his heart
Long before we are aware of them.

But the best way for him to fulfill each need
is to fill us first, with Himself.

 

The banquet hall of the King is his heart full of love for us.

I can’t even imagine how hungry Jesus is
to feed us with the love that saves and heals,
and mends every one of our aches and pains.

Let us be the ones in the parable
who are so poor and lame of Jesus
that his heart is bursting to fill us.

So rejoice when you are poor and blind and lame
to do anything by yourself for Jesus or anyone.

Then we will be empty enough for him to fill us
and not only us but everyone he sends to us in our day.

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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