Do you ever feel stuck? | One-Minute Homily

by | Mar 17, 2024 | One-Minute Homily

Do you ever feel stuck? Carlos Martinez-Vela, S.J. reflects on how Jesus invites us to let go of our habits. The readings for this Sunday can be found here.

Do you ever feel stuck?

Hi, I am Carlos Martinez-Vela and this is my one minute reflection.

We all know how it feels to be stuck.

We are creatures of habit. Both good and bad ones. But habits are not just the things we do again and again. Habits are also feelings and ideas.

In today’s gospel, Jesus is asking us to stop clinging to old ways of thinking, feeling and doing. Jesus wants to help us, to help us remove the rocks that keep the grains of wheat of the good news from germinating within our hearts.

Today, as we continue this Lenten journey, let us ask God to work within us to help us bear the fruits of His kingdom, to help us live fully the joy of the Gospel. Together with the Psalmist, let us ask him to create a clean heart and to renew a steadfast spirit within us.

“A clean heart create for me, O God, and a steadfast spirit renew within me. Cast me not out from your presence, and your Holy Spirit take not from me.” Psalm 51


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