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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Homily - The Resurrection: what side of the fence am I on? Am I riding the middle?

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Homily outline (notes).

Underlining the Gospels where Jesus says what we don’t expect or don’t find “nice”.
Parallels perfectly the first reading - it’s all building a house on sand. They can’t satisfy and will always let you down. Ultimately it’s harsh language because it’s a calling out of idolatry.
Not a false dichotomy but a real one. Because your body / soul is only one temple. So what do you worship there?

Another way to ask it: What are we betting on?
RTF Conference - “Am I all in?”

This is what Saint Paul speaks about in the first reading. The same dichotomy comes out in a different way. Either there is an eternity and all this is almost nothing, or there isn’t and this is all we get. One is right and the other is wrong.

He is describing how life is a gamble: since every life tells a story - at the end of your life, what story does your life tell? What have you bet on?

Gold Rush.  
It really matters!

CCC (Catechism)
991 Belief in the resurrection of the dead has been an essential element of the Christian faith from its beginnings. "The confidence of Christians is the resurrection of the dead; believing this we live."538
1003 United with Christ by Baptism, believers already truly participate in the heavenly life of the risen Christ, but this life remains "hidden with Christ in God."560 The Father has already "raised us up with him, and made us sit with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus."561Nourished with his body in the Eucharist, we already belong to the Body of Christ. When we rise on the last day we "also will appear with him in glory."562

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