Carmelite homily for Tuesday (Easter VI), May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020 |

Carmelite Homilies are recorded by Fr. Gregory Houck, O, Carm., following the Cycle of Readings of the Common Lectionary. His preacher’s blog is found at: fathergreg.com

In today’s Gospel Jesus is praying for the ones that the Father has given him. But it’s a two-way street.  The Father gives us to Jesus, but then do we give ourselves then to Jesus?  Saint Therese writes, “For a long time I have not belonged to myself since I delivered myself totally to Jesus, and he is therefore free to do with me as he pleases.”  That’s our mission; that’s our part.  Yes, the Father has given us this great gift of life; has given us Jesus.  And we need to give ourselves to Jesus.  To follow Therese’s example and deliver ourselves totally to him.

 

 

Gregory Houck
Fr. Gregory Houck, O.Carm., is currently on sabbatical and studying Communications and studying Spirituality at Loyola University Chicago. He has a Carmelite preachers blog at http://fathergreg.com .
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