The Church of Saint Agnes

1680 Dixie Highway, Fort Wright, KY 41011

The Church of Saint Agnes
1680 Dixie Highway, Fort Wright, KY 41011

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29th Week in Ordinary Time

Date: 
Mon, 10/20/2014
Author: 
Rev. Msgr. Donald Enzweiler

I remind you this morning:  you are baptized.
As such, you belong to God.
You are called with every breath,
with every beat of your heart
to embrace new life in Christ.
 
Grace has been bestowed on you.
You have been enriched, not by earthly blessings,
not by that which is perishable
but by that which is imperishable.
As such you have been empowered for good and holiness.
 
Do not, therefore, take delight in the accumulation of material wealth.
Do not cling to what will not last.
And be on guard against the vice of greed.
It hardens the human heart
and promotes gain at the expense of others.
It destroys relationships within families, within the community.
 
Desire instead, an abundance of spiritual gifts.
Become rich in what matters to God.
By the testimony of your choices and example
you witness to the world that Jesus lives.
Seek perfection in Him.
 
Remember the humility of the Son of God,
who for the sake of the salvation of the world
endured suffering and death on the cross.
 
Instead of building bigger barns
build up the church as the body of Christ.
Be respectful and affirming in your speech.
Seek meaning through loving relationship with others,
especially the needy and the poor.
Remember, Jesus founded the church to accomplish God’s plan of salvation.
 
Instead of building bigger barns
build up within yourself the knowledge and understanding
which leads to peace.
Build up within yourself character and integrity and morality,
all requirements of a faithful Christian life.
 
Don’t stand around wondering what to do today.
You are baptized.  You know what life is about.
Immerse yourself in prayer.
And build up within yourself a bigger heart.