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Category: Homilies

Union of Heart, Part 2

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

On my desk I have a little wooden statue of a hand that is holding an egg. The hand is holding the egg high, raised up into the air by the fingers, rather than just resting in the palm. Right now the statue is kind of tucked away but I used to have it sitting very prominently on my desk right in front of people, and inevitably almost everyone would pick it up to look at it and ask what about it. Unbeknownst to them that was my plan;

A Most Blessed Day

The Baptism of the Lord

Several years ago there was a day that I had to stop back at my home parish for something. I can’t remember what that something was anymore, but I had to go to the rectory office and had a few minutes to wait. Around that time Pope Francis had made some reflections about knowing your own date of baptism, and how knowing that date can be a reminder of the blessed day that you were “immersed in the inexhaustible source of life which is the death of Jesus, the greatest act of love in all of history.” I’ll freely admit that