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Tuesday

In our second reading this coming Sunday, St. Peter writes about our sojourning. In our own historical moment, we have the opportunity to re-think our own sojourning here on earth, even as we are participating in a national stay at home recommendation.

Our lives are now more poignantly that ever a sojourning in our brief time on earth. Peter commends us to reverence during our brief days on earth. It is not because we will be judge, but out of the reverence we hold for the Most Precious Blood of Jesus, more precious than silver or gold. The option is to waste our time after the search for silver and gold, by which means all the things of this earth.

This reverence occurs through realization about the things really are, the great truths of things. The author names the characteristics of Christ as the shedding of his precious blood, the knowledge of him since the foundation of the world, and the resurrection. Then, recalling intellectually these things it is right to place our hope and faith in God, no longer hoping and believing of the things of this world.

the homiletic stress should be just on this reverence and the attitudes one has towards the divine actions, while putting the things of this world in their proper place. Curing this pandemic, all these things are a consideration given new interest for us.

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Alan Hartway
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Theological Studies at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago IL; Master of Fine Arts, Poetics, at Naropa University, Boulder CO 1996; Master of Arts, Greek Classics, University of Colorado, Boulder CO 2012; Taught at Naropa University from 1999 through 2015; Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies from 2007-2015; Member of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, Kansas City Province since 1974; Pastor at Guardian Angel Catholic Church, Mead, CO, ministry since 2007

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