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24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 11, 2016

RECOVERING WHAT WAS LOST

There are two sides to our readings today. One the one side, we find ourselves, like Jesus, searching for the part of us that is lost – our childlike innocence; our humility; our sense of awe and wonder; happiness and joy; or perhaps a feeling of belonging.

How often do we long for what once was. . .

In one sense, this is so very healthy so long as we recognize that our origin is in our blessings. For all of our talk about original sin; the reality is actually an original blessing. . .  We are first and foremost: holy. Loved. Sons and Daughters of God.

So if we are to seek what is lost; let us seek that. Let us seek our original blessing. Let us seek what is known to our soul, well beyond the construct of our own mind and ego. Of course, that will mean that the lessons of humility, trust, letting go, suffering, and joy – those lessons that we have been reflecting upon the last few weeks are going to be so very important.

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

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