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February 4, 2023
Mine, yours

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The basic question is simple. When it comes to the will of God, whose will? What do we say to God about the will? Mine or yours? That seems to be a critical and important question as we get closer and closer to Christmas. When Jesus comes into our lives, will we do His will or our own? Who do we choose to follow?

Homily given at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, University City, Missouri. Readings for Today. Listen to our other homilies.

Mine or Yours

Mine or yours
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Mine or Yours?

We see two different instances where the presence of God becomes clear, and the request made by God seems difficult. But we equally see two different responses. There is the evil King Ahaz, who chooses not to follow God but rather his own desires. And there is Joseph the righteous man who willingly takes Mary as his wife when asked to do so.

The basic question is simple. When it comes to the will of God, whose will? What do we say to God about the will? Mine or yours? That seems to be a critical and important question as we get closer and closer to Christmas. When Jesus comes into our lives, will we do His will or our own? Who do we choose to follow?

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