Aug. 5, 2017

If someone asked us who preached at the mass, we would probably respond, “the pastor.” That’s only half right: it’s really the pastor with the congregation. Why? Well, people listen with varying degrees of openness. Openness to the homilist is as important as the homily itself. If we are closed-minded, even partially, we will hear the homily one way. If we are totally open, we will hear the homily in another way. Don’t believe it? Recall a homily that moved you deeply. The real power behind a homilist’s words is the Holy Spirit.

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One thought on “Aug. 5, 2017

  1. “Don’t worry…be happy”! is still my favorite homily. I rewatch it on the shrine site and all the others, esp Since you left us!!! Boohoohoo….

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