People — and mostly the poor and needy — who came from Europe, the outcasts, and became immigrants to the United States, and are largely responsible for building the country and making it what it is today. In fact, someone described the United States not so much a mixture of all kinds of things, but sort of different lumps in one soup. When we bump up against each other we have our own problems. And I suppose one of the virtues of the United States is that everybody knows those problems, because in the United States everybody talks about them — the problems with race and religion and difference and difficulties and this and that — the arguments seem endless.
FAQ for Homily for 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B
This greeting may sound shocking, depressing and gloomy, but it is realistically true. You and I are all going to die. Jesus, in the gospel parable today, has very serious warnings. How we live our lives, how we relate with others, especially the poor and the needy, what we do and fail to do, how we use our talents, gifts and wealth here on earth have eternal and irrevocable repercussions. Death is a reality that we all have to face; it is something that is inevitable, definitive and irrevocable part of human life.
26th Sunday Year B
We therefore practice it every day, so that we may develop a deep and genuine love for it, and so that we may grow in the surpassing knowledge of Christ. Carmelite Constitutions No. Welcoming the little ones and the marginalized No one owns Jesus Mark ,45, Lord Jesus, send Your Spirit to help us to read the Scriptures with the same mind that You read them to the disciples on the way to Emmaus. In the light of the Word, written in the Bible, You helped them to discover the presence of God in the disturbing events of Your sentence and death. Thus, the cross that seemed to be the end of all hope became for them the source of life and of resurrection. Create in us silence so that we may listen to Your voice in Creation and in the Scriptures, in events and in people, above all in the poor and suffering. May Your word guide us so that we too, like the two disciples from Emmaus, may experience the force of Your resurrection and witness to others that You are alive in our midst as source of fraternity, justice and peace.
Sep 26, Homily. The Lord came down in the cloud and spoke to Moses. Taking some of the spirit that was on Moses, the Lord bestowed it on the seventy elders; and as the spirit came to rest on them, they prophesied. Now two men, one named Eldad and the other Medad, were not in the gathering but had been left in the camp.