"WE ALL NEED ROCKS TO LEAN ON"
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I love the first reading from Exodus, chapter 17.
- Amalek is a chief rival, enemy of the Israelites
- Moses as leader stands atop the hill praying
- When his hands are raised, Joshua and the Jewish army are winning
- When his hands lower, the Amaleks get the better of the fight
"Moses' hands, however, grew tired; so they put a rock in place for him to sit on. Meanwhile Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side and one on the other, so that his hands remained steady till sunset." (Exodus 17:12)
"And Joshua mowed down Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword." (Exodus 17:12)
We all need rocks to lean on
THE ROCKS WE LEAN ON
- Fr. Pat O'Brien was a rock for us to lean on.
- Fr. John Gallen was a rock for us to lean on.
- Each of us can tell a story of how a priest has helped you.
- I love you, I love being here.
- I am proud of you and who you are.
- Many of you are rocks for each other.
WE NEED ROCKS ... FOR THE FUTURE
Moses' wisdom: preparing for the future ... he brought "rocks" with him: "Joshua did as Moses told him: he engaged Amalek in battle while Moses, Aaron, and Hur climbed to the top of the hill." (Exodus 17:10)
Click here to watch the video which tells you more about the Capital Campaign
Three good questions about the Capital Campaign
- "Is it really important? Should I really pay attention to it? Or, is this just another one of those things that 'the Bishop' wants?"
- "As your pastor, do you trust me?"
- "Fr. Mark, what are you really asking us to do?"
DATES FOR THE RECEPTIONS HERE AT CHRIST THE REDEEMER
> Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 6:30 PM
> Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 6:30 PM
Recorded Sunday, October 20, 2013 at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church in Thibodaux, Louisiana. © Fr. Mark Toups, 2013