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Homily 256 – 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Big Rewards from Small Commitments

Today’s homily was delivered to over 500 scouts present for Mass at the Chapel of the Twelve Apostles on the H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation in Osceola, Missouri.

I love playing my trumpet. With all the activities that I did in school growing up, playing trumpet is one that I have continued to enjoy. People often wonder how I got started. The truth is, I just wanted to be my troop bugler. Little did I know that trying to fill that simple need of my troop back in 6th grade would lead to one of the most enjoyable leisure activities in my life.

God often works this way. He’s got a big plan for our happiness, but he only shows it to us in little bits. It takes saying yes to one little decision each day, taking one small step. Before you know it, you look back and see all the fruit that God brought from those baby steps. Let’s pray that we can all have the faith to make the commitments that God is asking of us.

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