Reclaim Sunday Weekly Blog

Fifth Week in Ordinary Time-February 7, 2016

Happy Sunday!

 

In today's Gospel Peter falls to his knees in front of Jesus acknowledging he was a sinful man.  He has come home to the security of the unconditional love of God.  In the background the followers are straining to haul in the historic catch after a day of hard work and no yield But a second try changed all that!  

Yet, God's ways are not our ways.  Emptied of self they go back out defying the evidence but with an act of faith.  In the brokeness the power of God shines through.  What if they gave up?  What if they remained hardened and contracepting to the generativity of God's plan?  Rather they went out: cold, over-tired and hungry -doubtful of this little exercise.  The yield was astonishing!  It tore their nets!  

When were you last astonished?  Are we opened these days before Lent (Ash Wednesday this week) to be moved to the generativity of God?  

In this year of mercy there are so many who need us to 'go back out' for them.  Some have lost their purpose, question the way of sacrifice and cry out.  We are fortified every Sunday in the Eucharist.  No one is ever forgotten, unneeded or without meaning.  

If we undergo a heart 'transplant' it is for we live in Christ and his heart, we beg is ours.  This cardio-rehab may be a piece of spiritual work, but grows our capacity to love without limits.

Darkness may try to creep in, however we travel toward the light being a light to one another. A lamp unto my feet on the pathway to Heaven, our 'true home.'  

Rethink Lent by wrapping every moment into a sacrifice of love to souls in need desiring mercy in smiles, kindness, encouraging words and friendly embrace.  Let every soul know they are not unwanted, but a brother and sister in Christ.  For one day an account will be rendered!  Where did you feed the hungry, offer sustenance to the thirsty and visit me when I mourned?  Pray God, please, we may sing for Lord when I left it all for the little ones I did so thinking of you!

A blessed Lent to all reclaimsunday.net visitors!

Peace!

 

 

 

 

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26.11 | 13:22

I haven't perfected my Sundays yet -- but I do refrain from at least laundry and cleaning. I do try to find something special to eat, too. Working on it!

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10.08 | 02:45

I do appreciate your way of evangelization in this year of Faith. On the day of Lord, let us do those that foster our relation with him: mass, scripture reading

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08.08 | 13:04

Studying in Jerusalem several years ago, I was very moved by the power the Sabbath has to reclaim and rejuvenate lives of believers, a time for complete rest.

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30.04 | 22:05

Sunday is the day of the Lord. Let us come to Him as a family specially on this day to celebrate him and share the joy with others present in the church

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