December 27, 2020
Each year, during the week between Christmas and New Years Day, I re-post the Top 7 Posts of the Year – based on the number of views each post received.
Today we have Post #6 on the Top Posts countdown. The following was originally posted on October 4, 2020 and was titled, Homily For Respect Life Sunday: The Gospel of Life
Carol and I were scheduled to babysit two of our grandsons on Friday and Saturday. Knowing that would take most of our time and all of my focus, I started early on my homily preparation this week. My homily was written, edited, and practiced earlier than normal. It was deemed officially complete late Thursday night.
At 2:04 on Friday afternoon, Fr. Jim’s parish email blast arrived in my inbox. In it was a reminder that the Church recognizes Respect Life Sunday this weekend. I needed that reminder; I had forgotten that.
A part of me, the lazy part perhaps, wanted to go ahead with the homily I had already prepared. The rest of me, in particular the part of me that contains my heart, knew I needed to start over.
There has never been a time, at least in my lifetime, that people have needed to hear the respect life message more. My already-completed homily was put away for another time. (Thanks a lot, Fr. Jim)Continue reading