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From Our Pastor
29th Sunday of Ordinary Time/2014
WHO IS GETTING MORE?
Dear Parishioners, Friends and Guests,
Thank you for being here today. I know it might not have been easy. It was a decision on your part. You may have had to rearrange schedules. You may be sacrificing precious hours of sleep (which none of us seems to get enough of). One hundred years ago nothing was open on Sunday but the local church so if you wanted to get out of the house you didn’t have much choice but to go hear the preacher. Today you have lots of options. Today there is a lot of competition for our attention, for our souls.
That competition stems from the tension of living in two realities: the world of Caesar, as Jesus calls it, and the world of God. Very practically, Jesus tells us to repay Caesar what belongs to him, and to God what belongs to God. So, it is reasonable for us to ask ourselves from time to time, who is getting more?
Living within the tension isn’t easy. That’s why it is so important and necessary for us to be here together this Sunday, to hear this Gospel, to be challenged, and to be fed by God’s Word and God’s immense love for us (Eucharist).