“What will separate us from the love of Christ?”: 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
“What will separate us from the love of Christ?”
· A great letter to the Romans by St. Paul
· As he continues
o “Will anguish, or distress, or persecution, or famine,
or nakedness, or peril, or the sword?
No, in all these things we conquer overwhelmingly
through him who loved us.”
· I must keep focusing on this, especially when I have moments of nervousness, not knowing the finish line
· No matter what, we must know of his love, seek to his love, not what we can achieve
And with His love, we heard from Isaiah again:
· “All you who are thirsty,
come to the water!
You who have no money,
come, receive grain and eat;
Come, without paying and without cost…”
o Again, this probably makes sense when our lives our comfortable
o But what if you are literally thirsty? No food? No money? Free?
§ These are different around the world in reality.
§ And of course, Jesus is also showing our spiritual journeys
Finally, the connection of the above: five loaves and two fish
· Is the crowd fed? Yes, with a full belly.
· Is the crowd fed in a different way, too? Yes, with a chance to see how God shows us the more important lives beyond this place.
· Body and soul seeking the revolution of redemption.
· Devil tempted Jesus: “If you are the Son of God, command that these stones become loaves of bread.” He said in reply, “It is written: ‘One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.’”