“… they speak great swelling words of emptiness …” — 2 Peter 2:18 “Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.” — Edgar Allan Poe It used to […]
In the Gospel today the Lord describes metaphorically what a Christian is and what He expects of us. Note five things about what God says:
I. The Definitiveness of His Proclamation– The text says, You are the Salt of the earth. … You are the light of the World. … But if salt goes flat it is good for nothing. … No one lights a lamp and puts it under a basket.
The Lord is definitive in two ways. First,He says, “You.” He is not talking just to people long ago or to the person next to you. He is not merely talking to your pastor or the Saints. He is talking to you. Youare salt. Youare light. You. It’s too easy to say, “Look at what the Lord is saying to those people long ago near the lakeside.” It’s not long ago; it’s now. It’s you.
Homily “Jesus is reminding us that he is the sun that never sets. He is a true light that shines on every one of us. The Eucharist is the powerhouse and the engine room of everything we do, jus as the sun is the source of all life.”
Homily God wants to speak a word to each of us at Mass. He has a particular word he wants to speak to your heart.
….issued guidelines stating that marriage between a man and a woman was the only proper place for sexual union, I thought “Well, at least they’ve made the right stand, at last!”
But no. Poor Dr Justin Welby and his counterpart of York have now apologised for the statement and announced that the CofE is still…er…finding its way forward. Or something.
On February 7th and 8th, The General Chapter of the Legionaries of Christ held elections for the general councilors and the general administrator, whose terms will coincide with the term of the new general director, Fr. John Connor, LC, for the next six years.
Father John Connor, LC, general director
The tragic murder of seminarian Michael Nnadi was reported by his bishop last week. Michael was only 18 years old and was studying to be a priest for the Diocese of Sokoto, Nigeria, when he […]