In the first three Chapters of the Book of Genesis, we hear about the creation of the world and all things in it. The story of creation is not a documentary that yields an accurate historical or scientific data. It is a spiritual lesson in story form telling us as much about God as it does about creation. Please notice that there are two stories of creation.
What do we know about Andrew? Haven’t we all known someone like him? On fire, zealous, impatient to tell good news to others? Every family seems to have someone like him. There are two accounts of Andrew’s call as an apostle by Jesus in the Gospels.
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In the cable TV episodes of Inside the Actors’ Studio, James Lipton interviews actors, writers, and directors in Hollywood. He always ends the interview in the same way, by asking his guest this question: "If you believe that God exists, what do you think He will say when you finally see Him?" It’s a great question. In one episode he was interviewing one of the truly great film directors of all time, the legendary Steven Spielberg. Remember the movie, E.T. The Extraterrestrial? When Lipton asked Spielberg, "What do you hope God will say to you when you finally see Him?" Spielberg paused for a few moments, smiled, and said...
Father Norris Clark, A Jesuit priest from Fordham traveled to India to visit a Buddhist Monastery. During his visit, the abbot invited him to a meeting with several of the monks who spoke English. The Abbot said, "Obviously our two religions are very different but similar in their roots, in the depths of their essence."
Today, All Souls Day, is about praying for deceased relatives, friends, and other souls in purgatory. This is a particularly difficult homily to deliver for two reasons. First, it touches a topic most of us don’t like to hear about: death and what happens after. We know we can't avoid it. But most of us think if we don't talk about it, it won't happen, at least not for a long time.
Tomorrow, we will baptize baby Wyatt Edward. Here in my hand is an ordinary acorn. Within this small acorn are all the makings of a mighty oak tree. It just needs time, sunlight, water, and earth to grow gradually into a mighty oak. What has happened here in the Northeast of the United States in the last few days? Strong winds and rains have wreaked havoc upon homes and roadways with uprooting trees and snapping branches and causing hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses to lose power. I hope you notice, very few oak trees have been toppled.