One Monk of the Order of Saint Benedict

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The Word of God and the Body of God reveal each other -- the homily worships both.

March 23, 2006

For Thursday of the Third Week of Lent

Luke 11:14-23

This Gospel teaches us it is necessary to oppose evil spirits explicitly and to take the side of Jesus explicitly.
To oppose Jesus is to oppose God and be on the side of Satan.
God respects our freedom; the devil does not.
The Good News in the midst of all this is that Christ is God, and is stronger than all the evil in the world.
Though he who is Love Incarnate suffered and died for the sins of the world, nonetheless Love is stronger than death.
He rose from the dead, and out of his risen flesh he gave the Holy Spirit to his apostolic Church.
In baptism and all the sacraments, Christ and the Holy Spirit forever mark us for the Father.
God recognizes in us the presence and power of his Word and his Spirit.
We ourselves must testify to this with our lives and all our choices, or else we make of ourselves mere empty houses liable to invasion.
Today and always, let the Lord in his Eucharistic Flesh and Blood be our dwelling, and let us ourselves always be dwellings for him.

UT IN OMNIBUS GLORIFICETUR DEUS
That God Be Glorified in All







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