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21st Sunday Ordinary Sunday - Today's gospel reminds us that we live the life of faith by participation.  God has abundant graces for our lives, countless gifts every day that enable us to live life to the fullest.  But we have to accept these gifts to live the life of faith;  our free choice and willing consent is a crucial step in conversion to Jesus Christ.  Those who ate and drank with Jesus and overheard his teachings in passing are not the same as those believers who recognized, accepted, and followed him as the Son of God.  Jesus Christ calls us to enter into loving relationship with God, not just to be aware of God's existence in a way that may or may not have true impact on our lives.  Jesus invites us to participate in the life of faith by saying yes to this relationship every day through our words and deeds.


Peace and all good things!

Fr. JohnFr. John