Daily homily thoughts, 8/8

Today we celebrate St Dominic. He believed it is important for us to actually talk about God.  We find it easier to “just be good” and let that count as our preaching. But St Dominic and our readings today suggest we must speak a word of the Lord.  Our gospel today says that what comes out of our mouths counts.  Our words can either defile us…or they can build up the kingdom.   In our first reading, Aaron and Miriam say, “Is it through Moses alone that God speaks?”  Of course the answer is no.  Our words, they count.  We should all speak about God and allow God to speak through us.  Might it be awkward?  Perhaps.  But we must do our part to preach the gospel…using words.