Daily homily thoughts, 2/11

Today we remember the days of creation. I teach this to kids with hand motions:

  1. Day 1 – one finger up on right hand (God made the day) and then one finger up on other hand (God made the night)
  2. Day 2 – Scissors …. God split the waters (making the sky, between heaven and earth)
  3. Day 3 – Three fingers parallel with ground: God made the dry land…..then three fingers up–and plants
  4. Day 4 – Stars Sun And Moon … four fingers up and count those four words
  5. Day 5 – Make a fish with two hands, and then a bird……fish and birds
  6. Day 6 – Five creepy crawlers and animals walkign on your arm, and then one finger up: and man
  7. Day 7 – rest

Daily homily thoughts, 2/8

Both of our readings today make mention of prisons. Like so many saints, our saint today, St. Josephine Bakita, was no stranger to prison. We often imprison others. We put them in a box. We think: i know how this person operates. I know how he acts, how he thinks. We must never trap another person like this. Our God is a God of surprises, after all. Let us listen to Hebrews: “Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect hospitality, for through it some have unknowingly entertained angels. Be mindful of prisoners as if sharing their imprisonment….”