8th Week in Ordinary Time May 28, 2024

Father Rick’s Two-Minute Homily for Tuesday, 8th Week in Ordinary Time
May 28, 2024, Mark 10: 28-31


Living in the Care of Our Heavenly Father

When I read today’s gospel, Father Bibin came to mind. He is from India and is assigned to our parish, Blessed Sacrament Church. Already, he gave up his will, ownership of material wealth, and the right to marry and have children. Think of immigrants who give up their culture and livelihood to seek a better life.

Parents renounce a lot of time, sleep and sacrifice their budget when an unexpected child is conceived, and they know they will have to make many sacrifices to welcome the child into this world. For them, abortion is never considered.

In today’s gospel, Jesus promised to care for us when we give up everything and follow Him. Living in the care of our Heavenly Father “implies absolute confidence in God the Father and in Him alone, together with complete independence of everything on earth that appears to offer gratification, power, or fame.” (The Fourth Maxim of Christian Perfection Blessed Antonio Rosmini). Something Blessed Rosmini often said and handed down to us gives me great peace waiting for the Lord: “Adore! Be Silent! Rejoice!

Gospel Challenge:

The heart of our Heavenly Father cannot help but respond generously to us when we abandon ourselves to His providential care. There is a temptation to fix everything and sometimes everybody. I am amazed at all God does when I let Him take the first move and hold back any attempt I could make to remedy a situation.

Is Jesus offering you the opportunity (grace) to trust Him enough to give up everything? Pray, “Give us this day our daily bread.” He will come, though, without fail. “It is better to wait in silence for the salvation of God” (Lamentations 3:26).

Love Your Neighbor!

Fr. Rick Pilger, IC



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