Let Jesus tug your heart (10:00am)

Let Jesus tug your heart (10:00am)
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Readings for Today

In the Buddhist understanding of the world, there is a statement that defines the personal experience. It is this: Life is suffering. Sometimes it is translated “to live is to suffer.” The reason for this is the fact that so much of life can be defined in this way. In fact, it can be expressed as two realities of our lives. Namely, suffering occurs when we do not have what we want. And, secondly, when we have what we don’t want. Our consumeristic society stresses again and again the first. We are convinced we cannot be happy without the latest smartphone, the best car or the nicest house. We want the job we do not have. And the second, having what we do not want, is about being afflicted with things we do not want. It can be sickness, loss of job, or a broken relationship, when we have the heartache of an experience charging into life. In Buddhism, the solution to all this is to work harder. In Christianity, the solution is to recognize that our hearts are restless until they rest in Jesus.

Homily given at Christian Brothers College High School, Town and Country, Missouri, on September 23, 2018.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay.
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Let Jesus tug your heart (10:00am)

Let Jesus tug your heart (10:00am)
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Readings for Today

In the Buddhist understanding of the world, there is a statement that defines the personal experience. It is this: Life is suffering. Sometimes it is translated “to live is to suffer.” The reason for this is the fact that so much of life can be defined in this way. In fact, it can be expressed as two realities of our lives. Namely, suffering occurs when we do not have what we want. And, secondly, when we have what we don’t want. Our consumeristic society stresses again and again the first. We are convinced we cannot be happy without the latest smartphone, the best car or the nicest house. We want the job we do not have. And the second, having what we do not want, is about being afflicted with things we do not want. It can be sickness, loss of job, or a broken relationship, when we have the heartache of an experience charging into life. In Buddhism, the solution to all this is to work harder. In Christianity, the solution is to recognize that our hearts are restless until they rest in Jesus.

Homily given at Christian Brothers College High School, Town and Country, Missouri, on September 23, 2018.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay.
Posted in Podcasts, Sunday Homilies, Sunday Homily and tagged , , , , , , , .