Saturday, October 24
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Tag: Homily

Inspiration in "Woman Behold Your Son"

Inspiration in "Woman Behold Your Son"

spiritual practice, Spirituality
This is from a short homily I delivered regarding a few of the last words of Jesus. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold your son.” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother.” And from that hour, the disciple received her as his own. - John 19:26-27, translation my own. Note below. What if every time we left a vulnerable, grieving member of our family behind, we turned to another beloved and said, “Please, receive my family as your family.” But we are not taught to do this! Our culture has us holding our chin up! Standing on our own two feet! You should learn to be self-reliant! Have you heard these messages? “You can do it if you try!” Recently, as in Tuesday, I heard similar words come from a youth’s mouth. ...

Homily on John 14:18-31

Christianity, Religion, Scripture
OK.  Below are three videos. Reading of the scripture Homily Prayer This is a project for a class in which we are focusing on the specialized presentation of homilies.  A homily is not a sermon.  It is to be no longer than 5 minutes (ish) and should connect from one thing (reading scripture) to a community action (prayer here, it could be Eucharist at another place).  Additionally, I am not allowed to write anything down except a words on a 3x5 card.  So this is generally off of the top of my head except for when I use the card to get me back on track.  All the ideas expressed in the homily are my own and I think they are true.  :-) Pretend that I look fabulous in the video!  Laptop videos leave something to be desired and my hair is pulled back tight and I'm against a dark door so I...