June 30, 2019: Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Preaching for the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Elizabeth Turnwald offers a reflection on surrendering to God's personal invitation to discipleship:
"We can get so caught up in the preparation that we don’t appreciate the invitation. But the marvelous thing about God, this all-forgiving, all-patient Universal Love, is that even when we don’t answer 'correctly,' she finds a way of repeating herself; and she will continue asking until we’re ready. It’s a cycle, a pattern, and a living relationship. We won’t always get it right the first time, but we will eventually discover that sweet bliss of open surrender."
Elizabeth Turnwald is a current Jesuit Volunteer in New York City and is the Retreat Coordinator and Conflict Resolution Program Assistant at the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding. A graduate of the University of Dayton, she holds a B.A. in Music and in Spanish with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. She will soon pursue a Master of Divinity at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.
Visit www.catholicwomenpreach.org/preaching/06302019 to learn more about Elizabeth, to view her video or read her preaching text, and for more preaching from Catholic women.