Deacon Bob’s Homily for Thursday, 21st Week of Ordinary Time, Memorial of St. Augustine

Here is my homily from this morning. God bless all!

Stay awake! You know not the time or the hour.

Could our Lord be any clearer? God our Father has over the course of history revealed to us who he is. He has given us the presence of his Son Jesus Christ. He has given us the faith. He has blessed us with so much! And we now are to be faithful stewards, custodians, of what we have been given.

The faith which is ours has been given to us to preserve and protect. The Church treasures the deposit of Faith, and proclaims it to our world. Yes, the Church takes a lot of heat for doing so, yet it must. We too, as members of the Church, must defend and preserve the Faith with which we have been blessed.

Our faith has so many daily implications. All the men out there this morning, the majority of whom are married, God has given you a precious gift in your wife. Do you treasure her, preserve her? Are you keeping faithful custody of the gift of your wife?

We have been given the presence of God’s only Son. We have been given the Eucharist. Do we treasure this gift which we approach every morning here at the altar? Do we preserve and proclaim God’s presence in our lives? Are we faithful stewards?

God has gifted us beyond measure, and he has entrusted to us the preservation, development and passing on of his gifts until the day of his return. They are ours to treasure. They are ours to value.

God values us higher than any other created thing. He hold us in his awareness constantly.

Ought we not strive to do the same with Him?

About Deacon Bob

Moderator: Deacon Bob Yerhot of the Diocese of Winona, Minnesota.
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