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Thankfully, today I was turned around by the gospel reading of the loaves and fishes, and an excellent homily by a French Jesuit. He asks, "Are you the young man with the pitiful number of barley loaves and fish? Are you the Apostle responsible with distribution? Will you use your insignificant gifts to achieve the unimaginable with God?" That really struck me, since my gifts are pretty measly, and I need encouragement to use them, especially when I'm in a bad habit.
What other bad habits hold us back?
We know some of the habits in the Church: fear of change, patrimony and machismo, anthropocentrism.
What are our cultural bad habits? Many of the same, I think: self-obsession and isolation, greed, denial of our place in time and space. How can we break our bad habits? What is our loaves and fishes story, that will encourage us to appreciate our measly gifts and act on them? What will make us bring them forward to share with each other?
|CERN: impossibly large and complicated.|
New paradigms break old paradigms by overwhelming the younger generation with the 'rightness' of the new ways - new technology and new perspectives overcome old superstitions and old prejudices. We Millennials are the new generation, tech like CERN and the Higgs are our new tech that are overwhelming the old ways. How do the old ways respond? How do we continue to learn them with a straight face, continue to draw value from them? Those are the questions I hope to answer here, with Millennial Faith.
Thanks for staying tuned!