Homilies

The potency of a blazing fire

Sunday 26 April 2020

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli
 
Homily: Third Sunday of Easter (Year A)  
 
“Did not our hearts burn within us…?” When was the last time you could say that your own heart burnt within you? I don’t mean by this identifying when was the last time you got excited about something, as if this is equivalent to the feeling of elation when your team won the footy pennant. (Sorry Carlton fans!) Rather, the fire that burnt in the hearts of those two disciples as they walked with Jesus along the road to Emmaus might better be compared to the fire of deep loving affection that a couple of many years might still have for each other. 

This is my Body. Believe. Peace be with you.

Sunday 19 April 2020

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli

Homily: Second Sunday of Easter (Year A) 
 
Every resurrection appearance of Jesus is characterised by two quite particular features: the disciples initially do not recognise Jesus; and Jesus does something to demonstrate his bodily presence. So, when Jesus appears to Mary Magdala, she initially thinks he’s the gardener, and tells her not to cling to him; the two disciples heading to Emmaus do not recognise him until the breaking of the bread in the evening; the first appearance to the eleven involves both incredulity on the part of the apostles and Jesus asking for something to eat; and on the Sea of Galilee, the disciples do not initially recognise the man on the shore cooking them breakfast. 

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