2 kings 24:8-17; Psalm 70 For the glory of your name, O Lord, deliver us; Matthew 7:21-29
I'm sure most of us have read the head lines about Pope Francis sticking it to the man or rather the mob.
Recently in a homily he mentioned the mob as those who worship power and money thus are excommunicated from God that is they are not in communion with God.
This has certainly raised some eyebrows. What ever happen to thou shall not judge?
Yet the Pope isn't saying anything that Jesus himself hasn't said. Look at today's readings, "I will declare to them solemnly, I never knew you. Depart from me, you evil doers."
There it is: depart from me you evil doers.
Sounds like Jesus was expressing a very similar sentiment of reality to certain people who assumed just by calling on the Lord that might have an in rather than allowing the will of the Father to transform their life.
Which brings me to St JoseMaria Escriva, canonized by John Paul II, recognized as man who sought the heart and will of God in his own life.
Jose Maria Escrive founded OPus Dei, before you get all squirrelly. Opus Dei is a path way of doing the will of God in the daily grind of living and loving.
It is a plan of embracing the universal call to holiness. Which by the way belongs to all of us not just the clergy or the sisters and brothers who wear or perhaps not wear the habit.
JoseMaria Escriva stated that God waits for love form everyone, wherever they are and whatever they are doing. This is a nice little thing to remember: God waits for our love, everyone, everywhere, whatever.
Everyone is called to allow their life to love in return.
Everywhere: there is no time exempt from this love. It isn't thing we do at mass or while we say the rosary but at all time and every time.
Whatever: no matter what we are doing we are meant to bring this love with us as we God. It is often said if we take God with us as we go it changes where we go and what we do when we get there.
That is correct the universal call to holiness can be summed up in three little letters: EEW!
Now if you can't remember that then you can't remember anything.
EEW isn't just an expression of nastiness but rather nasty holiness that is going to rock the world.
EEW! Lets bring it.