Monday 8th Week in Ordinary Time May 27, 2024

Father Rick’s Two-Minute Homily for Monday 8th Week in Ordinary Time
May 27, 2024, Luke 10:17-27
https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/052724.cfm

When A Challenge Comes Along, Don’t Let The Fire Go Out.

A challenge we accept and work at can set a fire in us ablaze. The biggest challenge in my life was accepting the pastor position of Blessed Sacrament Church and School in obedience. I say “in obedience” because I have learned that God will always supply what I lack to accomplish His glorious will for us.

He does that through our staff and volunteers, who use their gifts and abilities to accomplish what I could never do alone. I can’t micromanage. I learned that the Fire of the Holy Spirit is ablaze in them when they are free to work on a project with little interference from me. I let them work through things even when I would do it differently. I am always there to support them when needed.

The rich young man was offered a challenge in today’s gospel: sell all he had and give it to the poor, then follow Jesus. Was it because he had too much to give up? I doubt it. Perhaps it was because he didn’t know Jesus enough to trust Him. What he turned away from was much more valuable than what Jesus challenged him to give up.

Gospel Challenge:

I love the last line in the gospel, “With God, all things are possible. “Are there some challenges you didn’t think you could embrace because it seemed too much? Or is there a challenge you are facing now that seems too much for you to do? The moment you welcome the challenge is when the Fire of the Holy Spirit ignites unbelievable possibilities that only God can accomplish. Welcome to His Kingdom of richness; the world can’t begin comprehending.

Love Your Neighbor!

Fr. Rick Pilger, IC
www.bscchurch.com

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