Sunday, October 15, 2017

Catholic Women Preach; Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

http://catholicwomenpreach.org/preaching/10152017


Petra Dankova Preaches for the Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time. 

Recognizing that the readings of the day are challenging ones she reflects, "I wrestled with today´s readings and it reminded me of Jacob fighting with God at Jabbok.Sometimes we have to struggle - with God, with the Bible, with our Church...We have to struggle and we know that somewhere in there, God is there to be discovered."
Reflecting on the parable of the wedding feast, she considers her own struggles with the reading and her struggles as an LGBTQ Catholic woman in the Church, but says, "I, as someone who converted to Catholicism, have really been invited to this feast - to the table of the Eucharist and to the community of the Church - and I cannot just walk away from that." There are times she experiences "our Church at its best" and says that those offer a "glimpse of heaven on earth."
Concluding her reflection, Dankova invites all of us to enter into the struggles of our own lives of faith "I cannot tell you that I am fully reconciled with today's readings, or the Church as it is today. I can only invite you to wrestle with it. And to stick with it. And to use your faith to guide you to accept the invitation to the feast."


Petra Dankova Preaches for the Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time. 


Recognizing that the readings of the day are challenging ones she reflects, "I wrestled with today´s readings and it reminded me of Jacob fighting with God at Jabbok.Sometimes we have to struggle - with God, with the Bible, with our Church...We have to struggle and we know that somewhere in there, God is there to be discovered."
Reflecting on the parable of the wedding feast, she considers her own struggles with the reading and her struggles as an LGBTQ Catholic woman in the Church, but says, "I, as someone who converted to Catholicism, have really been invited to this feast - to the table of the Eucharist and to the community of the Church - and I cannot just walk away from that." There are times she experiences "our Church at its best" and says that those offer a "glimpse of heaven on earth."
Concluding her reflection, Dankova invites all of us to enter into the struggles of our own lives of faith "I cannot tell you that I am fully reconciled with today's readings, or the Church as it is today. I can only invite you to wrestle with it. And to stick with it. And to use your faith to guide you to accept the invitation to the feast."


Petra Dankova Preaches for the Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time. 


Recognizing that the readings of the day are challenging ones she reflects, "I wrestled with today´s readings and it reminded me of Jacob fighting with God at Jabbok.Sometimes we have to struggle - with God, with the Bible, with our Church...We have to struggle and we know that somewhere in there, God is there to be discovered."
Reflecting on the parable of the wedding feast, she considers her own struggles with the reading and her struggles as an LGBTQ Catholic woman in the Church, but says, "I, as someone who converted to Catholicism, have really been invited to this feast - to the table of the Eucharist and to the community of the Church - and I cannot just walk away from that." There are times she experiences "our Church at its best" and says that those offer a "glimpse of heaven on earth."
Concluding her reflection, Dankova invites all of us to enter into the struggles of our own lives of faith "I cannot tell you that I am fully reconciled with today's readings, or the Church as it is today. I can only invite you to wrestle with it. And to stick with it. And to use your faith to guide you to accept the invitation to the feast."
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Recognizing that the readings of the day are challenging ones she reflects, "I wrestled with today´s readings and it reminded me of Jacob fighting with God at Jabbok.Sometimes we have to struggle - with God, with the Bible, with our Church...We have to struggle and we know that somewhere in there, God is there to be discovered."
Reflecting on the parable of the wedding feast, she considers her own struggles with the reading and her struggles as an LGBTQ Catholic woman in the Church, but says, "I, as someone who converted to Catholicism, have really been invited to this feast - to the table of the Eucharist and to the community of the Church - and I cannot just walk away from that." There are times she experiences "our Church at its best" and says that those offer a "glimpse of heaven on earth."
Concluding her reflection, Dankova invites all of us to enter into the struggles of our own lives of faith "I cannot tell you that I am fully reconciled with today's readings, or the Church as it is today. I can only invite you to wrestle with it. And to stick with it. And to use your faith to guide you to accept the invitation to the feast."
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