Thursday, March 20, 2014

Sermon for 3/19/14 - Commemoration of St. Joseph

Sermon: No Place Like Home - no audio this time

There’s nothing like a good cup of coffee at . . .
There’s no place like home
 sometimes a place of conflict and tension
 A man’s home is his castle, his wife is his queen
How do we react when the going gets rough?
 all in it together
 keep accounts short - forgiveness and restoration
 endure riches and poverty, sickness and health
What happened to Joseph and Mary, people who were guarding the promised Child, God the Son?
 apparently poor
 faced challenges from officials who wanted to kill the child
 left home suddenly to hide
 rarely seemed to know the next step to take
There’s no place like home. Where is that home?
 in the presence of God the Son
 the Church, where all the gifts of God operate, the whole body assembled
 the place we are fed by Word and Sacrament
 the place we offend one another
 the place we are reconciled to one another
 most important, the place we are reconciled to God.
Welcome home!

May the Lord use us as his instruments to welcome many more home, to Jesus the Savior.

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