Love is a Flame of the Lord: More Homilies on the Just Word
Paulist Press, 1995 - 176 pages
In several ways the present set of homilies continues an approach to preaching apparent in the more recent of my collections which the Paulist Press has graciously presented to the public. First, there is an ongoing struggle with Scripture. Three sets of such responsibilities cover the gamut of human living: (1) Love God above all else. (2) Treat every man, woman, and child like another self. (3) Touch the earth, the nonhuman, with unfailing reverence.
WOMAN LOOK YOUR SON LOOK YOUR MOTHER The Third Word
WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME? The Fourth Word
I AM THIRSTY The Fifth Word
IT IS FINISHED The Sixth Word
THERE IS A CHURCH ALIVE AND PROSPEROUS Twentyeighth Week of the Year Monday A
WHOEVER WELCOMES ONE SUCH CHILD Twentyninth Sunday of the Year B
DONT YOU HAVE SOMEONE YOUD DIE FOR? Thirtieth Week of the Year Monday A
IF YOU HAD FAITH Thirtysecond Week of the Year Monday A
LOVE IS A FLAME OF THE LORD Wedding Homily 1
ABOVE ALL CLOTHE YOURSELVES WITH LOVE Wedding Homily 2
WITHOUT LOVE I AMNOTHING Wedding Homily 3
AS JESUS LOVED Wedding Homily 4
INTO YOUR HANDS I ENTRUST MY SPIRIT The Seventh Word
MY NAME IS LEGION FOR WE ARE MANY Fourth Week of the Year Monday B
ALL THINGS TO ALL PEOPLE Fifth Sunday of the Year B
SACRIFICE YOUR OWN SON? Thirteenth Week of the Year Thursday A
HE TOOK HE BLESSED HE BROKE HE GAVE Eighteenth Week of the Year Monday B
SHOULD YOU NOT HAVE HAD MERCY? Twentyfourth Sunday of the Year A
NO LOVE NO EUCHARIST Twentyfourth Week of the Year Monday B
TAKE CARE HOW YOU LISTEN Twentyfifth Week of the Year Monday A
HARSH TEACHING WHO CAN LISTEN TO IT? Twentysixth Sunday of the Year B
NOT BECAUSE THEY ARE CATHOLIC Twentyseventh Week of the Year Monday B
TO PREPARE HIS WAYS Feast of the Birth of John the Baptist
THE POOR WILL NEVER FORGIVE YOU UNLESS Feast of St Vincent de Paul
HERE I AM KNOCKING AT THE DOOR Feast of St Alphonsus Rodriguez
SING A NEW SONGWITH YOUR LIVES 125th Anniversary of a Parish
LOVE HEALS Homily 1 for a Medical School Graduation
BE COMPASSIONATE Homily 2 for a Medical School Graduation
CALL MY TRUE LOVE TO MY DANCE Sermon for a Christmas Chorale
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Page 96 - Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.
Page 53 - I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Page 54 - Then the King will say to those at his right hand, 'Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.
Page 31 - For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are - yet was without sin.
Page 31 - My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from helping me, from the words of my groaning?
Page 11 - Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
Page 122 - Through him we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in our hope of sharing the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit which has been given to us.
Page 36 - Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.