homily
the way together

the way together

So the work of the preparation of the homily, and the work of listening, and the work of communicating, belongs to all the people

rhubarb & homilies

rhubarb & homilies

Even if the priest just repeated the word “rhubarb” the person with open mind and heart would hear God

homily studio 9/2

homily studio 9/2

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Readings this week at this link Fr. Robert Barron podcast reflection for this Sunday at this link. Heaps of commentaries and reflections...

homily studio 26/1

homily studio 26/1

Introducing the weekly homily studio. Increasingly the internet has become an important tool for preachers in preparing their homilies and sermons. This essential...

homily studio 19/1

homily studio 19/1

Each week I will upload a post entitled “homily studio,” followed by the date of the relevant Sunday eg 19 Jan. On this page I will simply drop a selection of possible...

word on fire

word on fire

It is Sunday evening and I have just arrived home after celebrating the last of the four Sunday Masses here in the Hurunui. I'm just about to pour a beer and have a...

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I AM

I AM

I try not to repeat these daily Lenten posts year to year but there are times when the same scriptures pop up annually and I realise that I can’t write it better than I did last year. Today is one such day, not only because of the thought I share but even more in the comments that are added by FFF readers. Today I have left some of last year’s comments helping us to appreciate the power of today’s readings.

my word your home

my word your home

The heart of the home in years past was the hearth.
It was at the hearth that the family gathered for the warmth and light of the flame and the food that was prepared there.
The fire was treated with respect since the same flame which provided energy for the home could just as easily destroy it.

stand up look up

stand up look up

The Israelites in their forty years in the desert were journeying from captivity to freedom, but the struggle of their desert years made them vulnerable to attack from every temptation as today’s first reading continues

confident in God

confident in God

I’m not sure if children today are told the great story of the Emperor’s New Clothes, but if not let’s make sure that the parable is taught at all schools of higher learning.

the teenagers

the teenagers

A few years ago I discovered the wonderful way that God uses my imagination in my prayer.
Such openness to imagination when seeking God does not take us away from reality into fantasy but instead brings me into what is most real and inescapably personal and intimate.