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A listing of recent homilies delivered at my parish.
Una lista de homilías recientes entregadas en mi parroquia.
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  • Pub Date: Jan 26, 2020
  • 01-26-2020 - 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time
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  • This weekend, Pope Francis designated as “Word of God Sunday”. Now, the “Word of God” is not just the Bible, but is “The Word Incarnate, Jesus.” But, usually, when we think of “The Word,” we are thinking of the Bible. How can we possibly describe the Bible in one Sunday? I am going to do just that this weekend. I am going to mention EVERY book of the Bible.
    It may seem impossible to try to summarize each book of the Bible with a single phrase, yet I am not the first one to try to do this. A father and son recording team that went by the name “Aaron Jeoffrey” first recorded a song in 1994 called “He is.” I wish to acknowledge their efforts and admit that many of these are their summaries, while some I have drawn up myself. So, the Bible in less than five hundred words:
    In Genesis, He is the breath of life.
    In Exodus, He is the Passover Lamb.
    In Leviticus, He is our High Priest.
    In Numbers, He is the fire by night.
    In Deuteronomy, He is Moses voice.
    In Joshua, He is salvation's choice.
    In Judges, He is lawgiver.
    In Ruth, He is the Kinsman -- Redeemer.
    In First and second Samuel, He is our trusted prophet.
    In Kings and Chronicles, He is sovereign.
    In Ezra and Nehemiah, He is the mender of broken walls and lives.
    In Tobit, He is the Righteous Healer.
    In Judith, He is the one who makes the weak strong.
    In Esther, He is the source of courage.
    In First and Second Maccabees, He is the Great Defender.
    In Job, He is the timeless Redeemer.
    In the Psalms, He is our morning song.
    In Proverbs, He is wisdom's cry.
    In Ecclesiastes, He is the time and season.
    In the Song of Solomon, He is the lover's dream.
    In Wisdom, He is the faithful guide.
    In Ecclesiasticus, He is the Source of our salvation.
    In Isaiah, He is the Prince of Peace.
    In Jeremiah, He is the weeping prophet.
    In the Lamentations, He is the cry for Israel.
    In Baruch, He is the promise of Messiah.
    In Ezekiel, He is the call from sin.
    In Daniel, He is a stranger in the fire.
    In Hosea, He is forever faithful.
    In Joel, He is the Spirit's power.
    In Amos, He is the arms that carry us.
    In Obadiah, He is the Lord our Savior.
    In Jonah, He is the great missionary.
    In Micah, He is the promise of peace.
    In Nahum, He is our strength and our shield.
    In Habakkuk and Zephaniah, He is pleading for revival.
    In Haggai, He restores a lost heritage.
    In Zechariah, He is our fountain.
    In Malachi, He is the son of righteousness, rising with healing in his wings.
    In Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, He is the God-man, Messiah.
    In the book of Acts, He is fire from heaven.
    In Romans, He is the grace of God.
    In Corinthians, He is the power of love.
    In Galatians, He is freedom from the curse of sin.
    In Ephesians, He is our glorious treasure.
    In Philippians, He is the servants heart.
    In Colossians, He is the Godhead Trinity.
    In Thessalonians, He is our coming King.
    In Timothy, Titus, Philemon, He is our mediator and faithful pastor.
    In Hebrews, He is the everlasting covenant.
    In James, He is the one who heals the sick.
    In first and second Peter, He is our shepherd.
    In John and in Jude, He is the lover coming for his bride.
    In Revelation, He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

    He is... the Prince of Peace, Mighty God, King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. He is… Son of Man, Son of God, the Lamb of God, the great I AM, the Alpha and Omega, our God and Savior, Jesus Christ the Lord, and when time is no more… He is.

    This is the message of the Bible. This is the message of our Faith. This is the message of hope for our weary world.

    This is how our God revealed Himself to us – through His Word!
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