09-24-2017 God Comes to Meet Us

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary-St. Richard Catholic Church
Journey of Faith
September 24, 2017—25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Opening Prayer
Scripture Readings

Is 55:6-9; Ps 145:2-3,8-9,17-18; Phil 1:20c-24, 27a; Mt 12:1-16a

The Lord's ways are different from our own. The Lord is gracious and good to all, and is equally generous in compassion and love to those who respond to the Lord's invitation. Allow the Lord Jesus into your life.
 
GOD COMES TO MEET US*
How do you develop an intimate relationship with someone? Do you spend time with them, be present to them, give them your undivided attention, tell them of your desires, hopes and concerns, and listen to theirs? Do you desire to have such an intimate relationship with God?

If so, through the use of reason, we can learn much about God from both creation and our conscience, but God's Revelation enables us to learn about God's inner life and God's plan to have an intimate and loving relationship with everyone, to save us from sin, and to share in God's divine life. Revelation is God's self-disclosure to us.

The process of Revelation took centuries to unfold. God gradually communicated the divine mystery by both words and deeds. Revelation reached its fulfillment in the life, death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, who is the human face of God for us, and God's definitive Word. Revelation is transmitted to us through Scripture and Tradition.

We respond to God's Revelation through faith and our ongoing conversion to the person and ways of Jesus Christ, and towards the realization of God's reign of unconditionalsacrificial love, justice, freedom, peace, joy, compassion, mercy, healing, forgiveness, and salvation in our time and place.

In many respects, the cultures in which we live are individualistic, secular, self-centered, and materialistic. This poses a challenge for us since we are asked to respond in faith to God who has revealed the Godself to us through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.  Each of us, together with other People of God-the Church-are called to bring the Gospel—the “Good News”—of God, God’s loving plan for salvation, and God’s reign into our cultures through the way we live, promote, and build upon what is good and positive in them, and seek to change what is not. To do this, we must first develop an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.

If Revelation is complete, what is the next step?

*U.S. Catholic Catechism for Adults, Ch. 2.
Reflect on Your Experience
What has God revealed to you in your life?

How does God's Revelation give meaning to your life?

What would help you to spend more time reading and praying over God’s revealed Word in Scripture?
U.S. Catholic Catechism for Adults (USCCA)  Catecismo Catolica de los Estados Unidos para los Adultos

Videos

"God Comes to Meet Us" (EWTN)

"Divine Revelation" (Fr. Andrew Heaslip)


"God Comes to Meet Man - Divine Revelation"

"God Comes to Meet Man" - CCC Nos. 50-79 (Fr. Daniel Mahan)

Music

"Christ Be Our Light"
""We are Called"
Rites, Symbols, & Practices

"From Mass to Mission - The Introductory Rites"

"The Beauty of Prayer" (Dom John Main O.S.B. d. 1982)

Reflection
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