New Year’s Day – January 1, 2019

New Year’s Day Homily


My mom was a lot of fun to be with.

My dad and she made many church friends ….. And ….
She had many “girlfriends” and socialized a lot with them.

She was friendly to all… had this job “at the front desk” of our county library. It was perfect for her… as she could see everyone and talk with them kindly! She was good at that!

AS a good MOM she would say to us kids….

“When you are at school there is always going to be a classmate that is ALL ALONE. Make sure at recess YOU pay attention to them and befriend them!”

Today the CHURCH calls this day:
MARY, the Holy Mother of God!

So it’s not unusual to think about “mothers”…..
A great preacher, Master Eckhart said:

“We are all meant to be mothers of God …. For God is always waiting to be born for others through US, by what we say and by what we do.”

We are important people in this busy world of ours because we are “a mother of God” in and of ourselves. Within us is GOD’S POWER for us to use in society….to make the world more peaceful, better.

There are so many all around us that NEED a smile, a kind word, and paid attention to, just as ANY MOTHER (and father) COULD DO

I don’t hear that much anymore about people making resolutions for the New Year!!!???

Maybe you ARE going to make one or MAYBE you haven’t thought about it yet….but, if all Catholics, make a resolution to look at themselves:
• as one bearing GOD within us,
• as one who gives birth to GOD for others to hear and see

I know that the world will rejoice….

That’s what the shepherds did when they experienced this MOTHER OF GOD giving birth to SON for us. They were changed.


Resolution or not… you are all MOTHERS OF GOD …. WE are all MOTHERS OF GOD, bringing GOD to the world.


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