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Do you believe? (Msgr. Richard Bellow)

Third Sunday Ordinary Time

January 24, 2021 •

Do you believe in the words that the Spirit has allowed to come out of the Gospel and speak to us? ....

What I do believe is that I, and you, and you, and you, must become those fishers of men. Parents trying to encourage their children. Children, being respectful of their parents. Married couples being respectful to one another. All those things we have to do!

Oh, I would love to be like the saints. I could get here without getting in the car, I'd just think it and I'd be here. I would never get a cold again, or lose my voice again. I would never lose my hair again!

But it's not that way. I believe in the tumultuous journey of my life. Because I believe that I had the responsibility, in my own very teeny small way, to help build up that Kingdom. And prepare myself and those whom I love, and those who I do not love, and those that I care for, and those that don't care for me to build that Kingdom for all of us by living the life of Christ.

Now is the time.

Come after Me - now - and I will make you fishers of men.

My brothers and sisters, once again: do you believe?

Jn 3:1-5, 10; Ps 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9; 1 Cor 7:29-31; Mk 1:14-20

Homily begins at 22:35

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