Homilies tagged with ‘John’

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April 29, 2018 – Fifth Sunday of Easter (B)

The process of growing grapes is very finicky and precise, and, in many ways, it is counterintuitive.  Whereas, for just about any cash crop, one needs to find fertile soil, give the plants plentiful water, rotate the crops, and begin each season by planting new seed,by contrast, with grapes, it’s different.  The best soil for […]

May 21, 2017 – 6th Sunday of Easter (A)

Well, after last week’s movie-themed birthday party, I feel obligated now to come up with a movie reference in this week’s homily.  But the readings this week don’t so much lend themselves to a particular movie.  Rather, they remind me of a movie trailer.  Hollywood pretty much has movie trailers down to a science. There’s […]

March 26, 2017 – Fourth Sunday of Lent

Laetare! Be glad, y’all!  That’s the nickname of this, the 4th Sunday of Lent.  There’s lots to be glad about.  The flowers are blooming, the weather is beautiful, Lent is more than halfway over, and of course, the priest gets to wear the pink chasuble.  It’s a symbol of joy in the middle of a […]

March 19, 2017 – Third Sunday of Lent

Well, the weather is finally warming up, and it’s supposed to reach the upper 80s this week.  I’m much more of a fan of cold weather myself, but that’s hard to come by here in Texas.  So every year when it gets hot, I try to find time to go for a swim to cool […]