A Treatise on Homiletic Method by Fr. Denis Robinson, OSB
Monday – O no I have to preach on Thursday
I mean, Hurray I get to preach on Thursday
Wonder what the readings are? IPhone - Enter Password – Tap, Tap, Tap, Tap
Good, Safari, Google, USCCB Teadings – No Readings (fat thumbs)
Good, October, wait November, wonder what happened to October
Focus, Focus - Expand Expand
November 4 Good, Expand, Expand
Scroll Down - Gospel of Luke, Chapter 15, Lost sheep, lost coin
Rats - Didn’t I preach on that a few weeks ago?
Foolish Shepherd, Foolish Woman, Foolish God – Yada, Yada, Yada
Darn – Anything else – Probably not
Scroll up – First Reading
Brothers and Sisters – We are the circumcision - What – I don’t think so
Last resort – Psalm
Generic, Generic, Generic – Sorry God
O Feast day – Charles Borommeo
Ouch – He who put the bore back in Romeo
Archbishop of Milan I hate Milan – nice cathedral though
Focus - Ah Ha - Maybe there’s a deacon preaching
Run upstairs because I can never find that schedule – Note to new secretary
Take the elevator – Jiminy Christmas I’m fat
Why are those organ builders making so much noise?
O my they have the cabinet on the thing – moving fast
Focus - Rats – Wessmann Maybe I could threaten a deacon
Back downstairs - Next – Next – Next – Wait Archbishop Rodi- Outlook Open
Tarn – He’s leaving after morning prayer – OK - Running out of time - Three to five minutes
This is going to be a complete disaster
What a bust, what a loss, what a …
And I used to be such a good preacher …
Wait a second – wait a cotton-picking second – Where’s that phone
Scroll – scroll - scroll
What did St. Paul say?
Whatever gains I had,
these I have come to consider a loss because of Christ.
More than that, I even consider everything as a loss
because of the supreme good of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.