Same o, same o — not at all

Friday of the 32nd Week, based on Luke 17:26-37

Just as it was in the days of Noah, so too it will be in the days of the Son of Man. They were eating and drinking, and marrying and being given in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed all of them. Likewise, just as it was in the days of Lot: they were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building, but on the day that Lot left Sodom, it rained fire and sulfur from heaven and destroyed all of them —it will be like that on the day that the Son of Man is revealed. On that day, anyone on the housetop who has belongings in the house must not come down to take them away; and likewise anyone in the field must not turn back. Remember Lot’s wife. Those who try to make their life secure will lose it, but those who lose their life will keep it. I tell you, on that night there will be two in one bed; one will be taken and the other left. There will be two women grinding meal together; one will be taken and the other left.” Then they asked him, “Where, Lord?” He said to them, “Where the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.”

Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

One thought on “Same o, same o — not at all

  1. This is one of the best homilies (for Sunday or weekday) that I’ve heard in a long while… fresh take on a familiar (if difficult) text; practical without being pedantic or preachy; thoughtfully crafted with excellent reference to the pericope; eminently hearable by all and not merely scholars or fellow preachers; finally, the presentation itself is well-done: from an engaging entree to a slght laugh at the end hammering home the recurring motif, and carefly pauses which give the right amount of momentum and emphasis. So glad this is not just the “same o, same o” preaching. Thank you, Elyse!

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