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I had never heard about Elbert Hubbard before stumbling upon his quote. He looks to have been an interesting fellow who died with his wife on the Lusitania when it was torpedoed in May 1915.

His quote struck me as I have been reflecting recently on the nature of religion and on what it means to be “religious”.

This week I am preparing for the homily for the 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time. I may lead with this quote as one possible theme for the week as captured in the following from Luke’s gospel:

‘What is this I hear about you?  Prepare a full account of your stewardship… Luke 16:1-13)

What is it God looks for in that moment we are called to account for the ‘wealth’, the gifts we have been given?

I may not know the answer, but I find myself agreeing with  Elbert that God will not be looking for our medals or diplomas.

2 Responses to “Tweet of the Week- What does God look for?”

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  2. Bill says:

    Hi Deacon Mike,
    As usual, I was really inspired by your sermon. To top it off the choir brought me to tears. Thanks for acknowledging them!
    We really , more than ever need to be “fed” at least a few times a week in this ever changing community.
    My new favourite Bible passage is 1 James verse 1-5. I don’t know if you ever used this in your sermons but I know a lot of us out here need to here the translation of the word joy. In my my work place there are a lot of non – believers and when they approach me about their travails(we are losing our jobs) this is what I tell them , and they don’t understand that God closes one door and opens another “New” one. New is what God wants.
    Anyway, I enjoy your Blog ,Keep up the good work!
    Your brother in Christ.
    Bill G