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October 10 Homily Connect

TWENTY-EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
DIVING IN TO OUR VISION – FELLOWSHIP – DARE TO CARE
SCRIPTURE: WIS 7:7-11 HEB 4:12-13 MK 10:17-30

The Prophet Ezekiel – 500 Years Before Jesus

  • At a young age was called to minister to his cherished people forcefully exiled to Babylon
    His was a voice of hope to those who wanted to return home – a people divided among
    themselves
  • Remember Ezekiel’s vision of dry bones being infused with the winds of the Holy Spirit
  • They came together- the thighbone connected to the hip bone etc. enfleshed and renewed

Ezekiel’s Second vision – Twelve Tibesa People Divided

  • Kingdoms of the North – 10 tribes – Kingdoms of the South – 2 tribes
  • God directed Ezekiel to obtain two sticks – write the name of 10 tribes on one
  • Then bind the two sticks together
  • God promised to the chosen people that he would be the agent that restored unity
  • Two sticks joined together are stronger than a single stick

Diving into Our Mission and Vision – Fellowship: Dare to Care

  • The whole is always greater that the individual parts
  • The Church, the People of God is always greater than its individual members
  • Our St. Mary Parish family is always greater than the individual members Each individual member is unique and unrepeatable….great
  • There is greatness that outshines our individuality when we come together in fellowship
  • What makes us great is that we are disciples together

The Rich Young Man

  • Was a great individual – lived life with the Ten Commandments in mind Thought his good deeds would be his admit card into heaven
  • Salvation is a pure gift from the Lord
  • In receiving Jesus and his gift of salvation we are changed
  • That change is that now we live for others
    Salvation, hope and healing are ours to be shared with others

JESUS INVITED THE RICH YOUNG MAN TO A DEEPER SENSE OF
SOLIDARITY WITH OTHERS. GO AND SELL WHAT YOU HAVE AND GIVE TO
THE POOR.

Questions for Reflection

  •  What impacted you from the readings/homily?
  • How is the story of Ezekiel and the twelve tribes relevant for today?
  • How can fellowship bind us together in a real way?
  • How can being disciples together make a bigger impact than when we are disciples alone?
  • What would be two of St. Mary Parish shining lights?

LIVE CONNECTED

Consider a way to comfortably engage in fellowship with your brothers and sisters at St. Mary
Parish.

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