“For I have given you an example…”

Washing_of_the_Feet

Then after he had washed their feet, and taken his garments, being set down again, he said to them: Know you what I have done to you? You call me Master, and Lord; and you say well, for so I am. If then I being your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that as I have done to you, so you do also.

– John 13:12-15

#NCCL2011 Opening Mass Homily – Four Points

Fr. Ron ┬áCochran 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:

  1. If we have faith in Christ, we will allow God to work through us.
  2. We can’t allow God to work through us unless we have died to ourselves.
  3. We offer spiritual sacrifices by offering ourselves on the altar with Christ.
  4. 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!