Here’s my homily from this morning. In today’s Gospel, we remember that Jesus is our navigator. Whatever storm we may go through, even if we think we will sink, He says to us, “Be not afraid.”
Our Gospel this past Sunday is perhaps the most dramatic episode we have where the divinity and humanity of Jesus is made visible.
Today’s Wall Street Journal has an excellent “Houses of Worship” column by J. Perry Smith on The Elements of Sermonizing Style. I particularly like, and completely agree with, his assessment on Pope Francis as one who knows how to preach:
“One preacher who knows how to deliver a sermon like that is Pope Francis. He has captured the imagination of the world, in part because he lives the Gospel, but he also understands brevity and relevance. The most striking aspects of Francis are his genuineness and his ability to connect passionately with people. He clearly believes what…