Sunday, February 05, 2017

Upstairs downstairs

It's been a little over two months since I went to the Catholic Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph's. Imagine my surprise when there was a new priest! (Another old white guy, I couldn't help thinking.) Turns out this is is first Sunday, and he introduced himself as a life-long Brooklyner, listing quite the series of Catholic schools, colleges, parishes, etc. and thirty-nine years in the priesthood. You can hear he's from Brooklyn he said, and it's true. His sermon was about how we must be the salt and light of the world (today's Gospel, never more pertinent) even though, for all our different gifts, we have one thing in common: we're floored. It's through our floors that we're to witness God's love for the world.

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