Friday of the First week of Ordinary Time
I Samuel 8:4-7, 10-22
Bring my ukulele to church and begin homily by picking the strings. I received this ukulele as a gift for Christmas, and this is a lifelong dream of mine to play a ukulele. Do you want to hear a song? Well, I would love to play a song, but I do not know the first thing about playing a ukulele. Is there someone here who knows how to play? Have student play the ukulele. Our readings today bring us to ask ourselves, “How can we help someone to come to know Christ?”
In our Gospel Jesus is preaching in a home and it is filled with people. There is a paralyzed man who would love to get close to Jesus, but he and his four friends cannot get through the door of the house because there are so many people. The four people climb on the roof, tear open a hole, and lower the man right down in front of Jesus.
Today is a good day to reflect on how we can help someone come to know Christ. We can do this by prayer, by caring for them, by listening to them, and by helping them. One of the most important things we can do is to help a friend come to know Jesus Christ.
In this Eucharist may we gain the courage to share the Good News of Christ with our friends and neighbors?