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January 24, 2021
Mk 1:14-20

I think I need a bigger box

     In the 90’s when a re-make of the movie Godzilla hit the big screen, a series of commercials starring the Taco Bell Chihuahua debuted as well. A memorable scene found the tiny dog setting traps for Godzilla, consisting merely of a cardboard box and rope. Hilarity ensued when the monster appeared and the dog quipped, “I think I need a bigger box”. The campaign was good for a laugh, and the sale of many more tacos.

     But there’s more to those ads than meets the eye. Consider how like that tiny dog we Christians are, daily facing a ferocious enemy armed with small tools and great faith. We try again and again as the world laughs in our face, to conquer huge obstacles in God’s name. Like that persistent pooch, we stand holding the rope of our faith, believing that our “trap” is armed with more than the flimsy cardboard of human skills. Because we know at the end of our rope is something bigger than us, bigger than the monsters, bigger than all the evil in this world. We believe that when God called us to be “fishers of men” He armed us with all we need. We don’t need a bigger box, we’ve got a bigger God.

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Our faith community of St. John the Baptist, founded on the word of God; welcomes all with charity and love….both the strong of Spirit and those who search. As part of the Universal Church, we acknowledge that God has uniquely blessed everyone with abundant gifts. We celebrate the differences that make all of us equal in the eyes of the Lord….using our blessings to provide all who join us in Eucharist with a heart-felt sense of family and communion. For the Lord has brought you to our door….you are a stranger here but once.