14 Jul 2024

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Amos 7:12-15  Amaziah tries to send the prophet packing, but Amos claims a higher authority.

Psalm 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14  Get ready for the big kiss of kindness and truth, justice and peace.

Ephesians 1:3-14 or 1:3-10  In Christ, in love, and in wisdom we are richly blessed and destined for great purposes.

Mark 6:7-13  The Twelve are sent out with everything they need and nothing more.

More resources for the month available in Seasonal notes.

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Homilist’s overview of July

Liturgical themes and feasts

Truly there is no season when the bracing and challenging words of the prophets are not needed. This month, prophecy rules in the daily Mass readings, as we hear from Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, and Jeremiah in turns.

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The inner word

What’s in your heart?

Amos denies his critic’s claim that he is a professional prophet; he insists he was unexpectedly called by God, just as the 12 apostles were and just as each of us is, so that, in the words of Saint Paul, “we might exist for the praise of God’s glory.”

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Featured Exploring the Word

Let’s see your credentials

Among my favorite scenes in biblical history is a screwball comedy moment between Amaziah, priest of Bethel, and Amos. Comedy in Amos? You betcha. Admittedly Amos is not naturally a funny guy, and probably doesn’t have a joke-y bone in his body.

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Homily stories

Travel light, travel together

We in the United States are so enamored with self-reliance, affluence, and control that—left to our own devices—we’d probably draft a mission plan opposite of what Jesus gave.

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Homily stories

Keep it simple

My family and I were on a walk while at my parents’ cottage on a small lake in Southwest Michigan when we got a lesson about life.

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Penitential Act & Prayer of the Faithful

As we prepare to celebrate the mystery of Christ’s love, let us acknowledge our failures and ask the Lord for forgiveness.

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To convert somebody, go and take them by the hand and guide them.

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Browse the library

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Take Five weekly

14 Jul 2024

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