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Mon Feb 2, 2015, 02:13 AM

I could have puked when the pastor started his homily

speaking of the upcoming Super Bowl game, and then referring to the battle of commercials within the broadcast.
This is not what I come to church to hear and jars my spiritual reflection during Mass.

He tried to redeem himself by telling us that those things - the football game and the commercials- really don't matter in the big picture. I guess he was trying to get the attention of the men in attendance, especially, as well as youth and others who have been distracted by the recent hype on the media re this sporting contest.

His words were thankfully brief, reminding the congregation that larger matters were our main concern.
But the sour taste remained -too long.

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Reply I could have puked when the pastor started his homily (Original post)
No Vested Interest Feb 2015 OP
ColesCountyDem Feb 2015 #1
No Vested Interest Feb 2015 #3
rug Feb 2015 #2
No Vested Interest Feb 2015 #4

Response to No Vested Interest (Original post)

Mon Feb 2, 2015, 05:17 AM

1. Even pastors occasionally fumble the ball, so to speak.

I would have been turned off, as well, but he's human, so I would just look at it in the greater context of things.

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Response to ColesCountyDem (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 2, 2015, 02:25 PM

3. You're correct, of course, and I'll be back next Sunday,

hoping for a more relevant homily.
Actually, I feel a lot of sympathy for pastors, in that so much is expected of them today, and parishioners (like me) are not always conscious of that.

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Response to No Vested Interest (Original post)

Mon Feb 2, 2015, 11:50 AM

2. It's supposed to have something to do with the Mass readings.

 

http://usccb.org/bible/readings/020115.cfm

If he was going for this

A married woman, on the other hand,
is anxious about the things of the world,
how she may please her husband

he dropped the ball on this

But a married man is anxious about the things of the world,
how he may please his wife, and he is divided.

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Response to rug (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 2, 2015, 02:25 PM

4. Good points. nt

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