Monthly Archives: August 2015

Homily: 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B

Readings of the Day When I was in graduate school in music, there was a quote from Charlie Parker that struck me, even though I’ve never played jazz. It went: “You’ve got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that […]

Homily: 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B

Readings of the Day They were a couple of guys climbing a mountain. That wasn’t remarkable on itself, but the air was full of sulphur, smoke and grit, they were surrounded by a desert: they were climbing a volcano. Why would they do that? To get rid of something, the great Ring, source of Evil […]

Homily: 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B

Readings of the Day Han Solo wasn’t a trustworthy guy. When we first see him, he sitting at a table in a bar with someone, whom he shoots because the guy want him to pay off a debt. He only took on passengers without credentials because he needed money, and he needed to get out […]

Homily: 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B

Readings of the Day It was a great day for a new country: its first popularly elected President was taking office. Many people were celebrating, and a few weren’t: they saw it as the beginning of the End of their dreams. When Nelson Mandela walked down the hallways, he saw white civil servants packing their […]

Homily: 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B

Readings of the day Four young people arrived at their destination on a dark and stormy night. They were on the run, they were trying to escape trouble. It was a frightening place, and when they arrived at the inn, they didn’t find the person they expected: Gandalf wasn’t there and no one knew where […]