I had a hard time in my Sunday homily preparation this week. The gospel is Mark 12: 38-44, which includes an account of Jesus' praise of the widow who puts the two small coins into the Temple treasury. I know that I have a beautiful homily on this somewhere inside. Holy poverty, the need to come at each other with our vulnerability rather than our arrogance, what people in recovery sometimes call "leading with our weakness," all of these themes came to me as the spiritual ways we imitate the Incarnation of Christ and become Christ-ians to each other. But the homily, in concrete form, never seemed to materialize. If it comes by tomorrow I'll give it.
Until then, since we are finishing our several weeks of hearing from Hebrews in the second reading, I decided to prepare a homily on the good news of our sharing in the priesthood of Christ. Follow this link for my homily for this weekend.