Daily homily thoughts, 6/13

Our readings today are about — seeds that grow, flowers that blossom, trees that sprout up — they are about life! They are also about faith

I got to thinking: where are those places that my faith has come most to life?

Heaven and earth, the Celtic saying goes, are only three feet apart, but in thin places that distance is even shorter.

Where are those “thin places” in your life?

I can name some: St Meinrad, the adoration chapel, my home parish, being out in nature….

2 Corinthians talks about the veil….but there are some places where the veil is THIN…..

The Irish spiritual writer John O’Donohue wrote movingly of thin places, those times or locations where our mind and heart seem to cross an invisible barrier, and we stand for a few moments in the presence of something ethereal, something transcendent. We feel, for a moment, that we are not quite “here” but “there”

There are no words for those sorts of moments.

Do we go to those places??????

And here’s another thing: There are thin places, but there are also thin people….

People who, when we’re around them, transport us to heaven

People who help us feel alive and loved and closer to God….a holy fraternity, a good friend, a retreat,

Three questions I’ll leave you with:
What are the “thin places” in your life?? Are you going to them?
Who are the “thin people” in your life? Are you ging to them?
Are you being a “thin person” for others????