Fr. Ron Cochran of St. Luke Catholic Church in El Cajon, California, celebrated this evening’s Mass for the NCCL conference in Atlanta. He gave a very nice reflection on this Sunday’s readings and, most helpfully, laid out his four main points:
- If we have faith in Christ, we will allow God to work through us.
- We can’t allow God to work through us unless we have died to ourselves.
- We offer spiritual sacrifices by offering ourselves on the altar with Christ.
- We do service so that we have something to bring to and offer on the altar.
I will definitely be mulling over these reflections and how they apply to my work with the diocese during the next four days of catechetical goodness!