Sometimes I wonder exactly what prep, if any, has been put into a sermon or homily.
I just heard that:
Today is Good Shepherd Sunday, and is there anything in the place as beautiful as that statue of John the Baptist holding the Lamb, I keep thinking about 1st communicants, is there anything more beautiful than those children, [last year 1st communions in our parish were on Good Shepherd Sunday, but not this year,] and how much Jesus loves us, and finally this beautiful weather but what's in the news, that's right, disease, we're all afraid of swine flu, don't want to shake hands and hug and get too close to other people? well, that's not loving your neighbor, and use your common sense, nobody ever thinks about the priest, you think WE like gettin' yer saliva on our hands, saliva all over our hands, that's where the germs are, oh, you say you can't receive in the hand, oh, don't want to touch Jesus, aren't ya gonna touch Him with yer tongue, use yer common sense, why not? oh, we've been receiving that way for a hundred years, we don't LIKE to change, use your common sense, yer afraid to take the cup, I don't believe Jesus would let you get a disease that way, He loves you so much, he's priceless, he's not the hired man who's don' it fer pay, do you know what He's worth? 30 pieces of silver, that's what, poor Judas....
I kinda lost the train of thought after that.