Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Your Catholic Sunday Homily Minute - 4th Sunday of Lent

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

My Dear People,

Rediscover The Freedom Of The Ten Commandments

A "Garmin" is a GPS satellite device that tracks your position via space co-ordinates. It tracks your exact longitude and latitude. When you desire to go somewhere, you simply feed the proper co-ordinates, and within a few moments, it points you in the right direction. It even lets you know when you are off track. Can't beat that for not losing your way around town. From the Book of Exodus, we find Yahweh giving correct co-ordinates leading the Jew back home. Moses was their external guide. In fact, the word "exodus" in Hebrew means "from the way".

Using the Ten Commandments as their proper co-ordinates, the Jews stayed on course as long as they were obedient to the Ten Commandments. They lost "the way when they chose to ignore them. We are no different. We, like the Jews in the desert, will stay on course as long as we remain obedient to the "Way of the Lord!" If you have gotten off course, rediscover the freedom of the Ten Commandments.

May we worry less about our worldly appearance and instead, spend more time building a relationship with God.

Entrusting you to the care of Our Lady,
Fr. Mark

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