The 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time [C] HOMILY

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The Third Sunday in Ordinary Time [C]
Neh 8:2-4,5-6,8-10  +  1 Cor 12:12-30  +  Lk 1:1-4; 4:14-21
January 24, 2016

Jesus “went according to His custom into the synagogue on the sabbath day.”

When you’re little, your imagination helps you fill in the gaps about all the things in the world that you don’t understand.  When I was a boy, I did not think very much about becoming a priest.  I never seriously thought about being a priest until my freshman year of college when I was at K-State.  Maybe one reason that I didn’t think much about entering the seminary when I was little was because of what my imagination told me that the seminary must be like.  For whatever reason, I thought that life in the seminary consisted chiefly of two things:  kneeling on wooden kneelers for hours on end, and memorizing all the names of the popes.  I think it was when I learned that there were over two hundred sixty popes that I gave up thinking about the seminary. Continue reading