Paying attention: the mission

TransfigThis weekend, my Franciscan brother, Fr. Bill McConville, OFM is preaching at all the Masses as part of the Lenten Parish Mission (which I hope you are planning to attend if you are in the Tampa area).  Having a guest homilist is a secret pleasure for a priest – even if you like the whole process of preparation and presentation (which I do).  Still, it is a like a holiday that shows up at your door step.  Woohoo!!  It is a double blessing because I know Fr. Bill well.  I know his homily will be great and I will get to listen to it.  At least I hope I listen, pay attention, and even more, consider all that Fr. Bill has to say about this wonderful gospel describing the Transfiguration. Continue reading