Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Salt and Light - Christmas Homily Frequented

“Frequented” 
December 25, 2012
St. Joseph
4pm (church), 10:30pm Christmas Eve and 9am Christmas Day

This Christmas is one of my best ever.  I think the reason is because I won’t have to go shopping after mass and before I see my family.  I got it all done online weeks ahead of time!  What motivated me was believe it or not, my Discover Card.  There this whole point system they have that during the month of December every purchase you make online you get 5% back.  So not only did I get all of my Christmas shopping done, online and early, but I got a kickback!  http://bit.ly/Zw7dub


There is some value to joining a rewards, point, or frequent flier system for things that you do a lot.  It makes sense to join a program and all the perks that come with it.  


Well, what does this mean for Christmas?  

you shall be called "Frequented,"


Does anyone have any rewards cards on them?  Points cards?  Frequent flier cards?  What are the perks?  How often do you use it?

to associate with, be in, or resort to often or habitually


  1. Constant, habitual, or regular


  1. To visit often; go to often, to frequent happening or occurring at short intervals: to make frequent trips to Tokyo


  1. To be in be often in:  located at short distances apart: frequent towns along the shore.
verb (used with object)


Thesauras
Definition:
common, repeated
Synonyms:
Antonyms:
inconstant, infrequent, irregular, occasional, rare, sporadic, uncommon, unrepeated, unusual


Constants:  What are the constants in your life, the things that you do habitually, the people that you see regularly?  

  1. Constant, habitual, or regular


-family, work, friend, AA group,
-Who are the contants in your life?  
-Is Jesus constant in your life?  


  1. To visit often; go to often, to frequent happening or occurring at short intervals: to make frequent trips to Tokyo
-Where do you “Frequent” regularly?
-Do you visit with Jesus often?  Is He the first one you think of when you wake up and before you go to sleep?  
  1. To be in be often in:  located at short distances apart: frequent towns along the shore.
verb (used with object)
-Who or what is it that you want to have in you?  Who or what do you want to have with you all the time?  
-Jesus wants to be in us.  


 -newborn baby: you want to see them as often as you can because they grow so fast.

Who is the best friend that you have?  Who is the friend that you see most frequently? 
“He was a frequent visitor to our house”
“He frequents the bar often”
“He’s a close friend, I see him frequently.”  
“A bar frequented by sports fans.”  
“I’m a frequent flier”





Think of all the places that you frequent.  Where do you frequently go during the week?  
Work, the gym, school, the store, the gas station, your parents home, the nursing home,


Who are the people that you see most frequently?  
your family, husband, wife, children, coworkers, friends,  


Giant Eagle Rewards program
Starbucks

Frequent Flier Programs

Who are the people that you desire to see frequently? 

Who are the people that you actually see frequently? 


Sacraments give us Frequent access to God.
In the Sacraments God takes on Flesh.
Frequent Reception of Communion and Frequent Confession

Rediscover Catholicism Books
Monday Night Sessions beginning in January – New Years Resolution

Frequent Visits to the Blessed Sacrament

So how can we be with God Frequently?  


  1. Frequent reception of communion – come every Sunday
  2. Frequent confession: come at least once a year, twice a year, quarterly, once a month
  3. Frequent Visits to the Blessed Sacrament (Frequent prayer during the day)


If you have been away, if God hasn’t been a frequent part of your life and you desire more, Please take a copy of rediscover Catholicism and come to the sessions we will be offering on Monday nights.  


The Prophet Isaiah proclaims that you shall no longer be called desolate, the Lord this day comes to you and desires to visit you often, You shall be called frequented.  


Let God be a constant in your life, come to him often, and may it be so frequently that God is in you.  


You shall be called Frequented.  

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