Meaning and Purpose and Baptism

Fr. Bob’s homily last Sunday…


Baptism of the Lord B

Meaning and purpose.  Meaning and purpose is what drives us; our desire for it and our need for it is the energy that moves us.  The search for meaning and purpose consumes us as we deal with the most existential questions of our lives – Why do I matter? What am I do? What purpose do I serve?

The search for meaning and purpose is as elusive as it is critical.  It is as if we are cast upon the sea searching for an ultimate destination, to finally arrive where we are meant to be.  There are times when we run well with a consistent breeze behind us as when we begin a family or find a job or discover a vocation.  We are moving toward what makes us whole.  And then there are times when we face the storms and torrents of life.  The…

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