I didn’t preach this weekend so there’s no new Homily to share with you. But take a look at one of these classic homilies from our archives:
(My recording has the dates wrong)
Last week we talked about our direct line to God and the importance of listening for what God wants to say. And what does God say? He tells us to repent (first reading) and he calls us each by name (Gospel).
The world, and everything in it, is passing away (second reading). Do you love your marriage? It is passing away. One day one of you will kiss the other Goodbye and watch them close their eyes forever. And you will walk with them to the church, and the cemetery, and go home to carry on alone. Do you struggle with your marriage? It is passing away. Do you love, or loathe, the presidency of Mr Donald Trump? Like it or not, it’s already passing away. And so on with job, health, family, life circumstances— Good or bad, blessing or curse, it is all passing away.
What then can we do?
We are invited to turn away from the world and turn towards our God. God wants to lead us personally; he wants us to follow Him. He wants us to let go of passing things and cling to what lasts forever. The world is not evil, but it is passing. We should not cling to what will not last. Listen and He will lead you to what lasts forever.