July 11, 2009

The Spirit of Adoption

From all eternity the overflowing divine Love seeks to adopt us into it's own blessedness and joy. Follow this link for my homily for this weekend.

1 comment:

4narnia said...

great homily, Fr. C!
the Gospel reading really speaks to me about "travelling light." one of the important messages of this weekend's readings is about travelling light and seeking tthe things of God and not the things of the world. there is usually a nice reflection on the back of the weekly bulletin of St. Michael The Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church and, this week, there's one that seems to fit, so i'll just share the following quote as my reflection for this week: "The whole warfare of the demons against us is waged with the one purpose of alienating those who obey them from the glory of God and the grace of the Holy Spirit. But, as I see it, we have already deprived ourselves of such a gift before they can even attack us, because we have forsaken the commadments of God and have not been eager to seek Him with all our soul. Had we sought Him we should not have lived so idly and carelessly! Had we been concerned for the things of heaven we should not have shown such eagerness for the things of earth. Had our thoughts been on things incorruptible we should not have gaped greedily after the things that are transitory and corruptible. Had we striven for things eternal we should not thus have pursued things temporal. Had we loved God we should not thus have turned away from those who guide us to Him. Had we sought to acquire virtues we would not have abhorred the teachers of virtues.Had we gladly embraced fasting we should not have complained of the lack of food and drink. Had we fought to gain control over our passions we should not have given ourselves unrestrainedly to pleasures. Had we a right and firm faith we should not have performed the works of faithlessness. Had we been found worthy to attain to true love we should have known God." ~St. Simeon the New Theologian~ PEACE! ~tara t~