Friday of the 2nd Week in Advent December 15, 2023

Fr. Rick’s Two-Minute Homily for Friday of the Second Week in Advent December 15, 20, 2023, Matthew 11: 16- 19
https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/121523.cfm

“We played the flute for you. We sang a dirge for you.”

Who is playing and singing about our lives? As the years go by, I am learning how much God is involved in our daily living. The pronoun “We” caught my attention in today’s Gospel. Could God send angels and saints when something good happens to us? Some we may meet every day. And when something terrible happens, could he send even more angels and saints our way? Some of them we see, and some we don’t.

However, I know this much: while we recover from surgery and open a get-well card from someone telling us that we are in their prayers, we see Jesus in them. When someone knocks on our door and asks how we are doing, we see Jesus in them, too. These simple things that others do daily tell me that Jesus and His Body, the Church, play their flutes and sing their dirges for us all day.

I may not realize, and maybe you don’t either, that “Her works vindicate the wisdom of God.” The “works” of God are all those good things we say and do for each other all day long. Sometimes we see them and appreciate them, and sometimes we don’t. But they are still good, and they are still there. God works in His people whether we are aware of it or not. That’s just how He is.

Gospel Challenge:
I pray with the blind man, “Lord that I may see.” You in all the events and people in my life.

Ignite the Fire
Please join me in praying for all baptized Catholics to be faithful to Jesus in the Holy Mass every weekend. Hail Mary, full of grace…

Mother Mary, “I am yours now and forever. Through you and with you, I always want to belong completely to Jesus.” The Surrender Novena – InHeartland. https://inheartland.com/pages/the-surrender-novena

Peace be with you.

Fr. Rick Pilger, IC
www.bscchurch.com

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