Homily

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“The world does not need another Church; it needs people committed to Christ’s teachings. Archangels’ Church opens its arms to everyone, but it does not proselytize and is not encouraging people to change religion. Although we are Catholic, we are not associated with the Hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church. We wish to help others to deepen their faith by actively looking for a personal relationship with God.”     Fr. Jacob Levy, pastor

Please come join us every Sunday at 5:00 pm(Spanish) and  6:00 pm(English)

church front doorsmall altarArchangel’s church is proud to be at the facilities of the Episcopal Church
ST. MARY IN PALMS
 3647 Watseka Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034-3914
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July 15 2018
The Gospel by: Mk 6:7-13

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Español: Para escuchar oprima aqui

            The founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken visited 1,009 doors before selling his recipe for a percentage of the business.  Imagine that!  If you had bought into Coronel Sanders’ business, you would have been a millionaire? Those who said no lost a tremendous opportunity. Opportunities like that rarely come back.   

            Today, we hear the gospel in every corner of the world and we shrug our shoulders and continue our journey. We feel comfortable with what we know about God and, since he does not ask for much, we don’t try harder. There is not much difference between our attitudes and that of the people in the time of Jesus. They even met him face to face, but they were not ready.

Jesus prepared his disciples not to get discouraged.  If you go into a house that does not want you, ignore them, shake the dust of your shoes and keep on going.  Instead go to those who really want you. But, wait, you still have to pray for those who rejected you. There have been saints who converted because the insistence of other people’s prayers.  St. Monica did not shake the dust of her shoes; in fact she dug her heels deeper into the ground and prayed. She knew that at times we are so enamored with illusion that we can’t hear God’s voice.

C.S. Lewis, a famous writer and preacher, said that the greatest illusion is that the belief that there is always enough time. Don’t talk about death, there is still time. Don’t worry about heaven, there is still time; don’t forgive, don’t help’ don’t go to church; don’t change; don’t pray, don’t apologize… The list of don’ts is long. When are you going to see the illusion?

As Jesus sent his apostles to preach our faith comes directly from them. There is an apostolic succession of faith. Our faith was sparkled by Jesus’ message. In your prayers, repeat with me: I choose to hear his word; I choose to be his disciple; I choose to forgive and ask forgiveness; I choose to let Jesus into my life.  And I choose to pray for those who can’t seem to understand what faith is. 

There are times in which doubting is inevitable!
Take time to celebrate your spiritual essence, get in touch with your soul and if the image of God is not helping you pray or concentrate, then close your eyes. IF by calling Him God you get distracted by what your parents taught you about religion, then call God Heavenly mother and father. Call God: Universal Love or heavenly Angel. Use whatever name fits your relationship with the divine. OR just say my Divine Essence, my heavenly protector.

Don’t forget to pray for me too. May God bless you and keep you safe.

 The Most Reverend Marcus
Auxiliary Bishop, Ecumenical Catholic Diocese of Los Angeles
2851 W. 120th St. Suite E-279, Hawthorne CA 90250
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