A glimpse of heaven and a call to change

A glimpse of heaven and a call to change
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HAPPY NEW YEAR! It may seem odd to be greeted with these words in August. But for teachers, now and for the next few weeks, we will be starting a new school year. We will be imagining all that can be, and trying to make it real. Today’s reading from Ezekiel is similar. Ezekiel is given a glimpse of heaven, of the glory to come. He sees a small glimpse, probably all he could handle, of the immense majesty of God. This small experience of God is enough to give Ezekiel strength to challenge the status quo. He challenges leaders to care for the people themselves, and not to see them as a means to their own profit. When we get a glimpse of God, a small foretaste of heaven, we are reminded to remove all that keeps us from God. This can be painful. This can be hard. But it is necessary if we are to really live in God’s presence.

Homily given at Christian Brothers College High School, Town and Country, Missouri on August 13, 2018.
Photo by Pixabay.
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A glimpse of heaven and a call to change

A glimpse of heaven and a call to change
Daily Homilies

 
 
00:00 / 3:00
 
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Readings for today

HAPPY NEW YEAR! It may seem odd to be greeted with these words in August. But for teachers, now and for the next few weeks, we will be starting a new school year. We will be imagining all that can be, and trying to make it real. Today’s reading from Ezekiel is similar. Ezekiel is given a glimpse of heaven, of the glory to come. He sees a small glimpse, probably all he could handle, of the immense majesty of God. This small experience of God is enough to give Ezekiel strength to challenge the status quo. He challenges leaders to care for the people themselves, and not to see them as a means to their own profit. When we get a glimpse of God, a small foretaste of heaven, we are reminded to remove all that keeps us from God. This can be painful. This can be hard. But it is necessary if we are to really live in God’s presence.

Homily given at Christian Brothers College High School, Town and Country, Missouri on August 13, 2018.
Photo by Pixabay.
Posted in Daily Homilies, Daily Homily, Podcasts and tagged , , , , , , , , , .