November 17, 2019

C51: The Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost, Year C (2019)

Michael Renninger

Imagine being called into your boss’s office and being told that you’re just not cut out for your position, the one you had dreamed about as a child. Michael Renninger pastor of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Richmond, Virginia, tells of how he was called into the office of the priest in charge at his monastery and told that he would never be a priest because he “did not have what it takes.” Renninger says, “my world collapsed around me.” He gives us a personal take on Luke 21:5-19, Jesus’s prediction of the destruction of the temple. Listen as he preaches on how painful endings are not the end and how this passage challenges us to look at the world differently.

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