Here is one example. I was originally scheduled to give the homily on the 1st Sunday of Advent which is the weekend of November 27/28. Then I got a message and was told that our local Bishop was coming that weekend and I was being bumped up to the weekend before which is the Solemnity of Christ the King.
When I looked at the Sunday Gospel I began to think that this change was not a coincidence that it came about for a reason.
Our last visit with Luke on this the final Sunday of the liturgical year features Jesus talking to the Good Thief- St. Dismas.
Dismas asks, “Jesus to remember me when you comes into your kingdom” because this thief ,at the moment of his death, came to see Jesus as a special type of King. It would make sense then that Dismas should play a prominent role in the story of the homily.
Take a moment and click here to read about this moment from the view point of Good Thief or listen to the video below.