October 9 Homily

What’s on your “Bucket List?”  You might remember the movie, where Morgan Freedman plays a man with a chronic illness and Jack Nicolson is a wealthy executive. They fly around the world together fulfilling bucket list items.  The purpose of the bucket list is to look at the BIG PICTURE of our lives and identify the important things so we can tackle them first.  It’s like taking a college entrance exam and jumping ahead to problems we know we can do before time runs out.  God also has a bucket list for our lives, and as we see in today’s readings, his focus is keeping us on a path to heaven.