Step Back

Father Bob’s homily last week…a five step back boogie of salvation…

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27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

You don’t get Habakkuk that often.  But when you do get it, you get this passage.  “For the vision still has its time, presses on to fulfillment, and will not disappoint.”  Israel is in the midst of a literal panic.  They had always believed that they were protected as a chosen people.  Now they are threatened with invasion, with exile, with destruction.  They have lost all hope.  Imagine how reassuring the prophet’s words must have been. “For the vision still has its time, presses on to fulfillment, and will not disappoint.” 

While Israel’s situation is ancient, its reaction is modern.  The feeling that there is no way out is shared by all of us at some time.  In my ministry, I am truly blessed that so many come to me at times when they feel the deepest of troubles. They feel panicked, anxious and…

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