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Convocation 4th Day Teaching

Convocation 4th Day Teaching

Archbishop Loren Thomas Hines

4th Day of Convocation Mass

July 28, 2017

Today’s readings deal with the circumstances we face in life.

Proverbs 28 says, the ungodly man flees, but the righteous man is confident as a lion.

We stand firm and God provides the answer.

In the gospel of Mark, Jesus ministers to the people on the other side. He ministers to them in the wilderness, not inside a temple or a synagogue.

This shows us that Jesus went to where the people were.

This tells us that as the church, we are not limited to a structure or an institution.

In one account, Jesus goes to the house of the ruler of the synagogue to heal his daughter.

In another gospel account, He heals the woman with the issue of blood who touched the hem of His garment.

He tells the woman, “your faith has healed you.”

As the church, we are to point people to Christ. We need to recognize that Christ is the source. Jesus is the answer.

There are different potentials to bring about healing:

1) By our faith

2) Laying on of hands

3) The church praying for you

God meets us where we are. The church should therefore be a church in action. A living church who goes out to meet people where they are, and lead them to Christ.

And to walk in the footprints of Christ.

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