Homily for Friday, June 13, 2014

Readings for Today

I think everyone has certain readings that become favorites.  We hear them, and even if we find we cannot completely apply them in our lives, these readings become familiar stops to help us to grow in our spirituality and in our relationship with God.  The story of Elijah provides some familiar favorites for me.

Elijah has an interesting life as a prophet.  He challenges the 450 prophets of Baal, to see which God can light the fire, and because of God’s mighty deeds, wins.  Yet, the miraculous and unbelievable occurrence does not lead to greater faith on the part of the people, but rather a desire to kill Elijah.   And so he becomes quite depressed, wanting to die.

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Homily for Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Readings for Today

From time to time I hear the words of a priest or bishop discussing how rarely people are able to go to Mass and receive the Eucharist. I have heard Dominicans share the same thing. In some parts of the world, people only area able to get to Mass a few times a year, if that. When people are able to get to Mass, it is not simply a one hour event. No, it can last for a few hours.
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