SOUL FOOD FOR YOUNG ADULT COMMUNITIES: August 18 2013: 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

SOUL FOOD FOR YOUNG ADULT COMMUNITIES: August 18th  2013, Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C.

Gospel: Luke 12: 49-53.

Dear Friends,

The Olympic Torch in Edinburgh, June 13, 2013

On June 13th last year, I watched the Olympic Torch being carried through the centre of Edinburgh. Over 100,000 people lined the streets to welcome it, on its way to London. On July 27th, I watched the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympics on TV, when the same Torch was carried into the Stadium. What happened then was a wonderful event. (You can click on Youtube link below to see the ceremony of the Olympic Flame.)

‘I have come to light a fire on the earth and how I long for it to be kindled!’  says Jesus to us today: and his saying reminds us of an earlier promise (on the lips of John the Baptiser about Jesus) ‘He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.’

Olympics: All the lights become one great Light

That Opening Ceremony speaks better than any words of mine as an image of what Jesus wanted to happen,- that the fire in his heart would touch others, and would be kindled in the whole world, a fire of love and compassion and understanding and energy to warm the planet Earth. ‘I have come to light a fire on the earth, and how I long for it to be kindled!’– today!  His ‘fire’ has brought life to the

Olympics: kindling the fire.

world!

‘He will baptize YOU with the Holy Spirit and with Fire!’, and you will All catch his Fire!

Click here, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei54TO1VBlM  YouTube, the Lighting of the Olympic Torch, London 2012. ‘Fire has brought life to the Games’.

If you can, watch it with a friend or friends, and see what it says to you all!

Fr. Seamus.

seamus.devitt@redemptorists.ie

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'He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with Fire'.

 

 

 

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