The Tiny Whispering Sounds from Iraq

Father Bob’s homily from Sunday…

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19th Sunday in Ordinary Time A

In that famous first reading, the Prophet Elijah is told to expect the presence of God as he retreats to Mount Horeb, God’s holy mountain.  There is a strong rushing wind, but God is not in the wind. There is an earthquake, but God is not in the earthquake.  There is a fire, but God is not in the fire. I remember that because I can recall the great soul group of the seventies, Earth Wind and Fire.  Finally, there is a tiny whispering sound, and Elijah is completely aware and overwhelmed by the presence of God. And we always make the point that God is not only in the large and spectacular moments, but in the quiet and small moments as well.  But just because God is present in the quiet and the small, it does not mean his presence is any…

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