I began my homily today by telling the story of the Speaker of the House of Commons telling Winston Churchill to withdraw an insulting remark he made about another MP. Churchill had a parliamentary excuse at the ready. “Mr. Speaker, I was quoting.”
Afterwards, one of his colleagues asked whom he was quoting. The future prime minister answered without hesitation. “Myself.”
For some reason I went looking on my blog to see what I’d said about this Gospel in past years. My homily in 2015 seems to have stood the test of time, so this Sunday I am quoting myself!