Before heading off to Texas last week, I made a cryptic comment about my homilies being BLAH lately and said that a retreat would help to make them better.
Well, the retreat helped me to think through why I think my homilies have been BLAH lately.
I started this blog in Nov of 2005 for two reasons:
1). as a convenient way to distribute the homilies when asked for a copy;
2). and as a way for Normal Catholic Folks to give me feedback.
These reasons still stand.
Therefore, I need some feedback: what's working? What's not working? Helpful? Distracting? Annoying? Good, bad, ugly? What do you want to read/hear more about in the homilies? Less? I'm tough. . .so don't flinch from telling the truth as you see it.
Please, let this be heard loud and clear: I am NOT fishing for compliments!
Of course, every preacher on the planet likes compliments, but if these homilies are going to be of any use to anyone, they need to be reviewed in terms of the what homilies are supposed to be--proclamations of the Word for the spiritual growth of the People of God.
Many of you have written to confess that you do not feel qualified to comment on a priest's homily. I understand your reluctance; however, remember that we all receive the Spirit as we need Him and we use our spiritual gifts accordingly. We all have the right to good preaching so that our gifts may be properly understood and used for the benefit of others.
So, what say you?___________________
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