Audio Readings October 12, 2012 Friday of the 27th Week in Ordinary Time

Galatians 3:7-14, Psalm: 111:1-6;Luke 11:15-26

27th Week in Ordinary Time

“The kingdom of God has come upon you.” (Luke 11:20)

When Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak were developing the rev­olutionary Apple computer, they approached several established companies for support, but none would help him. Surely these com­panies regretted it later when Apple became one of the most success­ful companies in history. But Jobs didn’t let the rejection bother him. “We’re gambling on our vision,” he once said, “and we would rather do that than make ‘me too’ products. Let some other companies do that. For us, it’s always the next dream.”

Jesus also faced rejection from members of the religious establish­ment of his day, and for a similar reason. He wasn’t a me-too rabbi following the status quo. He had come to tell his people about God’s next dream for them. It was the dream of a life filled with the Spirit. It was a dream of intimacy with God—intimacy experienced both in corporate worship and within each person’s heart. It was a dream of restoration, healing, and redemption.

God has dreams for us today as well. He wants all of us to know how freeing and fulfilling life in his kingdom is. Long before Jesus came, he made a promise that is just as fresh today: “See, I am doing some­thing new! Now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?” (Isaiah 43:19). Our Father is always creating “some­thing new,” both in our hearts and in the world around us.

What is Jesus’ next dream for you? One way to answer this ques­tion is to sit down with a pen and paper and try to write out all the dreams you have in your heart right now. As you write, be careful not to disqualify any of them, no mat­ter how far-fetched or absurd they sound. Then sit with this list for a bit, and see if any of them strike a chord in your heart. How might the Lord want to convert this dream into a reality that gives him glory and serves his Church?

Don’t be afraid to dream big. Maybe you will be key in overcom­ing the scourge of abortion. Maybe you will play a role in solving world hunger. You’ll never know if you don’t set your dreams free! God has wonderful plans for you!

“Holy Spirit, open my mind and my heart to your dreams and goals for my life. I want to be pleasing to you!” ~wau


About gemdk

I am a cradle Catholic who made my first Holy Communion over 5o years ago at All Saints Catholic Church in Houston,TX in 1961. Went to Mass every Sunday as a child and teen and then young adult. Fell away for about 12 years in the late 80's, early 90's and then realized what was missing in my life was my Catholic upbringing and faith. Found my home at Sacred Heart in Crosby. Filling up the void I had for those 12 years in more ways than I can imagine, loving every minute of it. But this blog is not about me as much as it is for me and anyone who wants/needs to hear the word of God. I'm merely the instrument God uses to post the readings.
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