Homily 2019 04 26 Credibility for Jesus, not for apostles, bishops, priests or us

Jesus Peter Fish

Peter: Let’s go fishing because we don’t have the gumption to speak about Jesus because we ran away from Calvary and we have no credibility. Maybe we can regain credibility by having better policies about fishing vacations for priests.

Other ten apostles: Hey! Great idea! Let’s have conversations on how to save ourselves and our credibility while not changing a thing about our lives.

Jesus: To hell with you sinners if you keep that up! You will never be credible. Why would you want to be credible? The point of religion is NOT to give yourselves credibility. Belief is to be directed at God, not yourselves. Do you pretend to be God in seeking credibility? Preach about God and stop congratulating yourselves about what supposed heroes you are. You are not. Admit it, and in that way, being forgiven for your sin, be a good example, pointing people to me, your Savior, the Son of the Living God. It is I who will come to judge the living and the dead and world by fire.

  • In this homily the modus operandi of the abuse crisis is attacked.
  • I never know what I’m going to preach about. I learn at my homilies. I blame my guardian angel for anything good in my homilies. I will surely never look at this Gospel the same way again. I am convicted of my own lack. Jesus, mercy!



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2 responses to “Homily 2019 04 26 Credibility for Jesus, not for apostles, bishops, priests or us

  1. nancyv

    WOW ! (when we give free rein to our Guardian Angels, the race gets really really real) Good ‘un. I like how you differentiated between fishers of fish and fishers of men.

  2. This is a really good homily– makes me wish I lived in North Carolina. The question of “What are the apostles doing fishing after they have already seen Jesus alive twice after being crucified?” bears lots of investigation. They may have believed on some level, but they obviously did not believe to their marrow. The big difference today is that the bishops go back to starting a new program instead of going fishing, even for fish. If they would just preach the Gospel they’d have all the credibility they need.

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