Sunday, September 05, 2010

say it ain't so

"say it ain't so
your drug is a heartbreaker.
say it ain't so
my love is a life-taker." (Weezer - Say It Ain't So, 1995)
this is a picture of Our Lord calling Peter and Andrew. this is the cost of discipleship, as we hear in today's Gospel. as Cardinal Pell preached WYD 2008, "one mission is better than 1000 options." there are so many people, so many things calling for our attention today. let's encourage one another to hear the only voice that really matters - that of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

à la Poegs/Lauren, for awesome song time, this week i'm going with Weezer's "Say it ain't so"! of course, because of the Gospel today, "Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple." following Our Lord is difficult - that's why we don't do it alone, but with our brothers and sisters in Christ.
"In the midst of our chaotic lives Jesus stops and says, “You have to choose.” In his call to authentic discipleship, Christ challenges our most precious loyalties. As there can be no other gods before the God of Israel, there can be no other loves before Christ. Thus, there is a cost to following Jesus, and the curious and half-hearted should take notice. Discipleship may cost us everything, but will gain for us all that will ever matter. Only then will we be truly wise and truly free." (Fr. Thomas Rosica, Salt + Light)
i'm happy to be surrounded by people who continue to search for holiness, who continue to search for meaning in their lives! of course, i see them daily, at mass, i see them during Sunday mass, i even see them online, through the power of blogs Poegs/Lauren, Bethany, Jo (only to name a few), i see them playing sports, i see many everywhere, and often! we are all on this journey of holiness and i'm glad to be walking with all of you!

Labour Day weekend, is often seen as the end of summer, beginning of school, office and parish life once again. say it ain't so! ready or not, here we go! this week is prime for a little sacramental preparation journey, meetings, meet the children + teachers, ultimate frisbee of course, exercise, and prayer. trying to manage life, i tend to neglect my health. especially during the change of seasons i always somehow manage to get a cold. here's praying that i find that much needed balance. united in prayer. peace.

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