Homilies by Fr. Ken Lao, CC (Page 2)
When we follow Jesus it won’t be easy. There is a cost. But, it’s worth it. We will experience the fullness of life, peace, and joy. This is a foretaste of what Heaven looks like. When we hear the voice of the Lord, what will be your response?
When we do these three things…
As we go through, trials there will always a temptation to jump ship. Turn to Mary; find refuge in Mary. Turn to Jesus and fix your gaze in Heaven.
You will undergo trials, difficulties, and failures. There is always a temptation to go back to the old way of life, old habits, and to jump ship. But, the Lord meets us in our failure and he challenges us to get back to his calling and live for his kingdom.
Rise again in the resurrection power. We have that power to rise up and continue this fight. We don’t lose when we get knocked down. We lose when we don’t stand up.
Jesus told us how much he loved us. He also showed us how much he loved us.
Our natural inclination is to go back. But, we were created for freedom. The Lord wants to set us free so we can experience the fullness of life, joy, and peace.
All of us are tempted. The enemy is cunning, powerful, and very patient. He finds an opportune time to tempt us when we are vulnerable, tired, lonely, angry, and hungry. We need to be watchful when we are vulnerable.
I hope when people see us they see the love in us.
Do you believe you are beloved sons and daughters of God?