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Camino De Santiago

Along with a group very special friends, my brother Tim, and two Priests, we will be walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain beginning in August. Please friend me "Deacon Pat Kearns" on Facebook to follow the journey. I realize with limited internet, Facebook will be the easiest way to share the journey. I will share more on the blog when I return. I am also looking forward to using the experience in the current novel I am work on "Climbing Out of the Darkness."

Thursday, December 17, 2009

3rd Homily Is A Charm?

You might or might not know, that I usually spend a great deal of time preparing for and writing my homilies. Probably to make up for my lack of ability, but none the less, I have created a habit of beginning early and preparing for weeks in preparation for my preaching.

I was scheduled to preach on December 21st at an evening Mass for Simbang Gabi. I studied, prayed, studied, and wrote a homily that I felt pretty good about. Then my daughter informed my that she has a dance performance that evening.

So, I called Father Jonathan and was able to switch my preaching night to December 23rd at the evening Mass. I was a little bummed at first because I had put so much time into writing the homily, but reminded myself that my daughter is way more important than a homily. I just laughed it off.... thinking "Nice Trick God!"

I began the process once again. I studied, prayed, studied, prayed and wrote a homily that I felt pretty good about. If fact, I thought this second homily was even better than my initial one.

Then I realized that I wrote a great homily for the wrong day! I wrote the homily based on the readings for December 24th.

WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!

I had to scrap another. "Nice Trick God!"

Can you guess what I will be doing this weekend?


Third time is a charm - What does that really mean anyway!

Additional Note: I was able to finish the 3rd homily and guess what? I think it is even better than the first two..... I think it was your prayers (Thank You)

1 comment:

Jeff said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

"Therefore the LORD himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel." (Isaiah 7:14)

"But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting." (Micah 5:2)

"She shall bring forth a son, and thou shall call His name Jesus; for He shall save His people from their sins."(Matthew 1:21)

"Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the name that is above every name." (Philippians 2:9)

"All kings shall pay Him homage, all nations shall serve Him." (Psalm 72:11)