Homily for the Solemnity of the Assumption
Homily at Day with Mary at St. Anslem’s Church, Dartford
Sermon for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Third Sunday After Pentecost
Homily For Corpus Christi
Preached several weeks ago before Pentecost.
“No, no, not more than one child, because otherwise we will not be able to go on holiday, we will not be able to go out, we will not be able to buy a house. It’s all very well to follow the Lord, but only up to a certain point. This is what economic wellbeing does to us: we all know what wellbeing is, but it deprives us of courage, of the courage we need to get close to Jesus. This is the first richness of the culture of today, the culture of economic wellbeing”.
There is also, he added, “another richness in our culture”, another richness that prevents us from getting close to Jesus: it’s our fascination for the temporary”. We, he observed, are “in love with the provisional”. We don’t like Jesus’s “definitive proposals”. Instead we like what is temporary because “we are afraid of God’s time” which is definitive.
—Pope Francis, Homily, May 27, 2013
This homily was given last week during the Novena in preparation for Pentecost, but is still appropriate for the Solemnity: