Saturday night was the "Prom Mass" at St. Cecilia's...but it was also the regular parish Mass for the 4th Sunday of Easter. Hmm...how does one preach about both the Good Shepherd and Prom? My approach: start off by going as far away from either topic as possible. After that, everything else seems closer. And more sanitary.
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"For love or money" becomes the key to understanding not merely what Jesus does as the Shepherd, but what he calls the flocks to do. We know in our hearts the difference between someone acting out of love vs. acting out of gain.
PS: I recently realized I failed to post last Sunday's homily. I'll try to do that very soon.