May Strength take hold of You


Today is the 5th Sunday After Epiphany.
My Homily Today focused on how the healing work of Jesus was really about becoming more human.

Here is the Audio

Jean Vanier – Becoming Human

I know a man who lives in Paris. His wife has Alzheimer’s. He was an important businessman–his life was filled with busyness. But he said that when his wife fell sick, “I just could not put her in an institution, so I keep her. I feed her. I bathe her.” I went to Paris to visit them and this businessman who had been very busy all his life said, “I have changed. I have become more human.” I got a letter from him recently. He said that in the middle of the night his wife woke him up. She came out of the fog for a moment, and she said, “Darling, I just want to thank you for all you’re doing for me.” Then she fell back into the fog. He said, “I wept and I wept.”


 And All Be Made Well – A Healing Blessing 
That each ill be released from you
and each sorrow be shed from you
and each pain be made comfort for you
and each wound be made whole in you

that joy will arise in you
and strength will take hold of you
and hope will take wing for you
and all be made well.

–Jan Richardson


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6 thoughts on “May Strength take hold of You

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  1. I would really like to be able to read the homily so I could take it in in my own speed. Will it be possible in the future?

    1. Sometimes, I have a more complete text for my sermon… But most times I don’t complete a full text of my sermon..
      More often then not I use brief preaching notes. Those times when I have a full text I will post it… But otherwise this is the best I can do…i will add the couple of pieces i quoted as well. 🙂
      Hope this helps

  2. This was awesome. I have no idea where the last few months have gone, but I know that I haven’t been sitting in the pews as much as I should, or would like to! Being able to listen to this was just like being there! Thank you for being such an amazing person and for everything you’ve done – and brought to St. Aidans.

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