24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 15, 2013


Not that long ago, two good friends of mine invited me for dinner at their home.  The wife especially is always quite particular about her home, but upon welcoming me this time, she asked me to pardon the mess because she just didn’t have a chance to clean up like she usually does, “and besides you have come over enough now that you are no longer a guest.”

I was no longer a guest. . . implying that she felt like they didn’t have to put on a show, didn’t have to mask the usual mess and chaos.  It is not that they didn’t care – they did – a lot actually – but they knew that the state of their home wouldn’t phase me – they knew I would be comfortable with it – and I was.

Without knowing it that night, my friends had just given me a great example of our relationship with God.  Until we know God well enough – we feel like everything should be perfect – we want to be in a state of grace as we come the Eucharistic Table, and it not that God doesn’t care – God does – but God is more joyful because you have invited God to your house than concerned about the state of your house.

CLICK HERE  for the readings for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time: (Exodus 32:7-11, 13-14; Psalm 51; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-10)


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