Staying in True…


“Staying in true”.  What do those three words mean?  Well, to a serious cyclist, it means well-tuned spokes, a solid wheel rim and a wheel that runs straight and true on a speedy downhill descent!  In reflecting upon the call to vocation cycling_fastexpressed in both the Hebrew Scripture reading from the prophet Amos, and also the Gospel of Mark on the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, I presented how we respond to that call by describing it within the context of a bicycle wheel.

Sunday, July 12, 2009 was my first opportunity to serve with Fr. Ralph Bove, our newly appointed parish administrator for both St. Bartholomew the Apostle and St. Paul Churches in Norwich, N.Y.  I felt a bit apprehensive about bringing in a “prop” for my homily:  the high-tech 27″ road bike wheel from my Lemond Zurich cycle. However, the wheel was just the right touch to bring home the point to our parishioners.

Like to hear an audio recording of my homily:  “Staying in True”?  Follow the link below to the Homilies page.  And let me know what you think!
AUDIO HOMILY LINK: Staying in True

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2 responses to “Staying in True…

  1. Great job! A true teacher, brings props for show and tell! Great message and the sound quality is excellent. Keep up the good work.

  2. Br. Richard – Thanks! You know, I think just having the wheel in my hand a few times during the homily really did make a difference.

    Yes, I’m pleased with the quality. Just an inexpensive little Olympus digital recorder, with the file converted to MP3 and stored at http://www.archive.org. Couldn’t be easier…

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