Guiding Light - Inspired To Be Genuine, Cycle A Homilies for 2013/2014
We look over the pulpit, like a father over Sunday breakfast and we want to connect. We want our parishioners to know the fulfillment, wisdom and desire that inspired our vows. We want them to find Christ and each other in Christ. Like a father, we want their attention, love and respect.
Privately, their minds may be elsewhere: in the next meeting, compiling a grocery list, worrying about a child, or angry with their spouse. We all leave a proverbial tornado of obligatory noise at the church doors to enjoy a single hour of unhurried glory. This glory is as real as our own existence, even though the body may not encounter it. Describing a sunset to one who's eyes cannot detect all colors requires a shift on the part of the speaker, though the color is there either way. Likewise, our words can move a soul to expand in awareness. It is encouraging to see even one person, close-eyed, hand extended toward Christ, really listening and being in the moment. Father Joe Robinson inspires this appreciation into focus with humor, interesting facts and fresh perspectives. His homilies are easily followed, yet "meaty". May we all succeed to enliven a tangible God in the heart's forefront of those who hear us.
Fr. Joseph Robinsonhas dedicated his life to serving Christ and the Church from the Cincinnati Archdiocese in Ohio for over 40 years. He has served in six parishes in the Archdiocese and has taught at McNicholas and Seton high schools. He holds a license as a Professional Clinical Counselor from the State of Ohio Counselor & Social Worker Board. Today, Fr. Joe is Dean of the Cathedral Deanery, the pastor of St. Boniface Church and well loved by the surrounding community. He inspires his parishioners with the homilies found in these pages. They are not only practical, but also filled with light humor and a sense of hope, the hope of living out the Gospel despite today’s challenges. May they be a guiding light for you as they have been for so many others.