Roc Prequel [1] to Homily for 5th Sunday of Easter 2016

Heart of Gold

Here is a lead-in to my homily from yesterday, 4/24/16 – 5th Sunday of Easter

I quoted Sebastian Moore, OSB again and, upon reflection, think that this bit of introduction would help. Here’s the piece from page 76 in “The Crucified Jesus is No Stranger”:

But the mystery of iniquity is that I may easily and without infringing on any commandment but rather allowing myself to be a decent average representative of my society, make it be the case that I do not have a heart to give.

How do we parse such an outlandish statement?  As we recognize how we each protect our hearts (building walls to avoid being hurt) and how we each live as the center of creation, we can see that we render our hearts unavailable to God, self, & others.

Perhaps we are all “miners for a heart of gold.”  So, do listen to Neil Young singing, “Heart of Gold.”  Happy Easter! –roc,sj

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