We Are the Dawn

Father Bob’s homily last Sunday…

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5th Sunday in Ordinary Time B

You know Job would have been a horrible basketball coach.  Can you imagine this pre-game speech?  “If in bed I say, “When shall I arise?” then the night drags on; I am filled with restlessness until the dawn. My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle; they come to an end without hope.  Remember that my life is like the wind; I shall not see happiness again.”  Now go out there and get them.

No, it is not much of a pep talk, but it is something that many of us have felt in the deepest breast of our being.  Jesus is having a difficult time in the Gospel as well.  He cured Simon’s mother-in-law and the word of his power quickly gets out.  By that night, everyone who was sick or injured, lost or who had encountered evil was at his door. …

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