Accepting our God-given Mission – May 23 – Homily – Fr Ignatius

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Fr Ignatius gives the homily at Bloomington, IN, on May 23, 2023, reflecting on today's readings, which underscore the significance of accepting and accomplishing our God-given mission. The fall of the angels that transformed them into demons, was due to their rebellion against God's intended purpose for them. Yet, those who accepted their mission glorified God.

Jesus, too, in today's Gospel, confirmed his fulfillment of God's redemptive mission on earth. St Paul, in the first reading, shows his intent to complete his mission, bearing witness to the Gospel, despite forewarned hardships. St Francis, nearing his life's end, urged his brethren to fulfill their individual assignments, as he had fulfilled his.

The message is clear: accept and carry out our divine assignment with love and perseverance till the end, despite adversities.

00:00 – Introduction
00:10 – Importance of Accepting Divine Assignment
00:44 – Exorcist, Fall of the Angels
01:35 – Today's Gospel and Jesus' Mission
02:01 – Jesus Glorifying the Father
02:15 – Example of St. Paul
03:02 – St. Francis' parting admonition
03:32 – Missio Immaculatae Magazine

Ave Maria!

Mass: Tuesday 7th Week of Easter - Wkdy
Readings:  -
1st: act 20:17-27
Resp: psa 68:10-11, 20-21
Gsp: joh 17:1-11

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