|Artwork by Brother Mickey O'Neil McGrath|
So what does Richard Rohr, Jim Martin S.J., Meredith Gould, Michael Leach, Deacon Greg Kandra and a dozen other homilists have in common? They are all part of a project that comes to fruition this week!
As a deacon in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Trenton, New Jersey, I’m passionate about great homilies. For those of us privileged to preach, homilies provide us a unique opportunity to break open the gospel message. Over the past decade, through various occasions and contacts, I’ve been blessed to encounter Christian clergy and laity who are gifted with the ability to spark transformation, touching people’s lives through their homilies, sermons, and reflections.
A year ago I launched this project, leading me to eventually reach out to handful of men and women who are some of the best of the best when it comes to breaking open the Word of God. My goal was to compile and edit a book that would feed the heart and souls of the readers and act as a vehicle to raise money to feed the hungry and homeless.
My hope and prayer is this book will do both. Starting today we begin shipping: Hungry, And You Fed Me: Homilies and Reflections for Cycle C.
Under the moniker of Homilists for the Homeless, these writers and preachers have generously donated their material so that proceeds from this book can be given to the four charities selected for this volume. This first of three books begins with Year C of the Lectionary for Mass, which begins with the First Sunday of Advent 2012 (and every three years thereafter).
As Christians we are called to use the gifts that God has given each of us. Called to spread the good news of Christ. Called to reach out to those who live on the margins. Called to clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, and feed the hungry.
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My prayer is that some of the gifted words in this book may open your eyes in a new way to the Good News of Christ and bring blessings to you and yours!