The 70-something visiting Priest from Ireland gave one of the best homilies I’ve heard in years. He articulated his accented message clearly, slowly, methodically. I hung onto every word. He asked us what we did last week and what we’ll do this coming week. His message was clear…
The biggest tragedy amongst Catholics is too many believe and not enough do.
Timeless Insight: It matters little to walk to do the preaching if not the walking is the preaching.
The Sunday epiphany was that the congregation was also going through the motions, at least as far as jeff noel saw it. Please consider the fact that noel had spiritually gone through the motions his entire life. Now his eyes (and ears) were wide open spiritually.
The congregation dutifully sat and read along word for word as the Lector read. noel had been inspired by a passionate teacher to visualize themselves proclaiming God’s Holy word, not “doing a reading”.
Catholics bless everything in the name of The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit. For 2011 straight years. Never gets old. It has become what Catholics think and do without thinking. A deeply embedded, and omnipotent, habit that is literally written in stone.