Sunday, February 24, 2008

Your Catholic Sunday Homily Minute - 3rd Sunday of Lent

woman at the wall

From the Desk of Father Mark, Your Catholic Sunday Homily Minute

My Dear People,

Jesus Pursues Your Love

Jesus knows us better than we know ourselves. How could He not know our mind and heart? This is never more evident, than it is in today's Gospel. The woman at the well is a classic encounter between God and man. When Jesus asks the woman for a drink, He is inviting her into a deeper walk with Him. She misunderstood. For Our Lord to know all about her life, was an indication of His deep desire for her love. Jesus pursues her love. She responds, after the question and answer session draws to a close, Jesus declares, "I AM He, the Messiah you have been awaiting."

We are like the woman at the well. We presume that we must seek Christ. We believe that it is our task to search for His Love. We think that this is all of "our doing". Nothing could be further from the truth. If we have a "hunger" to know the Lord, it is only because HE has begun the process. Jesus is the source of our desire to know, love, and serve Him. Be like the woman at the well. Have a profound hunger for Our Lord this Lent!

May we use our many talents, blessings and resources to help bring Jesus to all those who hunger and thirst for His Love.

Entrusting you to the care of Our Lady,

Fr. Mark

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