Homily 2018 09 28 – “Who AM I?” “You’re God’s Son.” “Shut up!”

JESUS I AM

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7 responses to “Homily 2018 09 28 – “Who AM I?” “You’re God’s Son.” “Shut up!”

  1. sanfelipe007

    Peter was not yet a credible witness.
    Very insightful, Father. A credible witness. All who wish to be a witness to our faith, to Christ, could profit from this homily. Am I a credible witness for Christ? Do my actions/ words stand up to scrutiny? Can I even provide corroboration for another’s witness? Wow, this is a subject for several homilies.
    I would say that the most credible of witnesses are the martyrs.

  2. sanfelipe007

    The point: I am!
    Counterpoint: Am I?

  3. Aussie Mum

    Thank you Father. I hadn’t thought about this before but yes, that makes sense, the apostles weren’t ready to explain the Catholic religion until they had lived through the Church’s birth from Good Friday to the descent of the Holy Spirit. Only then would they understand what it meant for Jesus to be the Christ and what it meant to be His priests. Reflecting on this helps me get the present crisis in perspective. Like the apostles, a worldly way of seeing things colours our faith and the solutions we propose until we are confronted by the Sacrifice of the Cross and recognise and adore our Saviour in the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar. His truth is the only antidote for spiritual blindness. As you say Father, “He is the One, the only One.”

  4. sanfelipe007

    “…the apostles weren’t ready to explain the Catholic religion until they had lived through the Church’s birth from Good Friday to the descent of the Holy Spirit. Only then would they understand what it meant for Jesus to be the Christ and what it meant to be His priests. ”

    Very well said. That the Apostles were not ready is evidenced by the fact that some went back to their old professions after the crucifixion; Jesus appeared three times, IIRC*, to get them back on track.

    *If I remember correctly

    • Aussie Mum

      “IIRC”? I don’t recognise the reference Sanfelip007. What do the letters stand for?

      • sanfelipe007

        I anticipated your question and provided the answer with an asterisk at the end. IIRC stands for “If I Remember Correctly.”

  5. Aussie Mum

    Ah, I see. Thank you.

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