Homily for June 12th, 2016 the 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time
One thing I think most of us like to feel is that everything is good and we are doing well. We like to feel we are on a course and all is well. However, what we have to remember is that none of us is perfect. No one is without sin, none of us is unbroken. One thing we must face in life is that failure is possible and will probably present itself to us at some point in life. God in his love for us forgives if we seek it out, but we must be able to accept and receive that forgiveness and learn to return and share that love. The brokenness of our life and nature is only overcome in the love God give. Life and choice can present us with life changing choices and bring about whole new ways of living and advancing in life. It is like one writer, Fr Ron Rollheiser said, you can’t unscramble an egg. We make choices that can be permanent and life changing. Like the egg it can’t be changed. But, the egg is still able to be eaten and still satisfies our hunger, and in even in dire times and changed circumstances, God’s love is present and will lead and protect us as we go. Even though we have made mistakes and bad choices, possibly sinful ones, God’s love can bring about wholesomeness true life to these situations. Sure we all have expectations and plans, but we must and should be ready to give into God’s love and his Spirit when our own brokenness makes us unable to live up to those expectations and gives us new things in our life.
In today’s readings, David and the woman in the gospel both were forgiven and God’s love took over. That is what must be important in our own lives that we sincerely ask for forgiveness and respond to God’s love by sharing and giving to others. In this way, our lives will be truly transformed and we can come to a life of contentment and peace in a wholesome journey to the Lord.