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Election and Imitation (6.08)

Skegness, 6th August 2006

The Feast of the Transfiguration

Dear Brothers and Sisters!
I would like to say just two words.

1. The first word is about election.

Do you feel chosen?
Do you feel selected?
Do you feel to be set apart? 

Today’s gospel says us that Jesus took with him only Peter, James and John and let them up a high mountain. There were the other apostles, but Jesus took only those three. There were thousands of mans in the Holy Land, but Jesus took only those three. We don’t know “why”. But we know that Jesus took the same apostles in the garden of Gethsemane.
Who will see the suffer shall see the glory. 

Dou you feel chosen?
There are thousands of man in Skegness, but only you have come in the church.
Do you feel selected?
There are hundreds of Catholics in Skegness, but only you have the faith in the value of the Eucharist.
Do you feel to be set apart?
There are many style of living in your job, but perhaps only you have decided to live according to the Gospel. 

We are elected, my brothers.
We are set apart, my sisters.
There is no pure chance or coincidence, that we are here, close to the Christ.
God has chosen us and set us apart because he loves us.
Go home and remember!
I am chosen, I am beloved.
Am I? Yes. I am.

2. The second word is about imitation.

Who do you imitate?
Who do you follow in?
Who is your idol? Patron? Hero?
Who do you listen to?
Who is your God, guide, shepherd?
Radio? Television? Neighbours? Queen? Body? Desires? Science? Habit? Your children?
Who do you listen to?

When Peter said about three tents, then there came a voice from the cloud: “This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him”. Peter’s suggestion maybe wasn’t so silly. Maybe it was a practical and rational idea, but it wasn’t God’s will. “This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him.” 

In my life I have to make a lot of decision. A lot of ideas come to my mind. But I can’t forget: “This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him.”
I have to ask every day: “God, tell me, please, what is your will”.
I should ask every day: “Jesus, explain me, what are you thinking about it?”.
I must repeat every day: “Father, thy will be done!”
I am not Christian, if I don’t listen to Christ. 

Dear Brothers and Sisters!
I wanted to say just two words.
The first about election, the second about imitation.
The first is a grace, the second is a task.
Keep it in your hearts, and you will see the wonders of the transfiguration.

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