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Writing a homily for me takes weeks. Ideas form and then I sit with them, and I see what comes along.

As you can see from earlier posts, I have been thinking about the call in this week’s gospel to be worthy of trust in the small things.

This weekend at our parish we have our annual sign-up for the “Out of the Cold’ program. For readers outside of Canada we are preparing for winter. It gets cold here. The Out of the Cold program offers a warm meal and fellowship to those who are homeless or in need of some friendship.

The Friends of Dismas also participates. They offer a dinner once a month at a local half-way house. Volunteers go into this bleak little facility and break bread with men on parole.

Both programs rely on the generosity of St. Patrick’s parishioners. They provide casseroles of what I like to call delicious mystery meat.

A casserole is a small thing. In and of itself, it does not change the world in fact it most likely changes nothing at all.

However, the call to be a follower of Christ is a call of trust.

I completed a draft of the homily on Wednesday. This morning I read the interview with the Pope in America magazine. Tonight when I get home, I need to re-write the homily.

The Holy Father is an interesting man. He causes me to stop and think almost every time he speaks.

I will leave you with this quote from the article. This is perhaps one reason why cooking a casserole is indeed God’s holy work:

“No one is saved alone, as an isolated individual, but God attracts us looking at the complex web of relationships that take place in the human community. God enters into this dynamic, this participation in the web of human relationships.”

Something to ponder.

Click here to read the complete interview.

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