The Armchair Liturgist: Scripture Homework at Mass

armchair1.jpgThe priest at daily Mass today dropped a piece of “homework” at the end of his homily. “Deuteronomy 11:12,” he said. “Look it up–that is your message.”

I did look it up. It’s here.

What do you think of this idea, dropping a Scripture quote on Massgoers? An effective way to get people to open up the Bible? An eye-catching way of drawing the message of the homily out a few hours or over the next week? I can’t recall a preacher ever doing this before. Would you do it? Have you done it?

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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One Response to The Armchair Liturgist: Scripture Homework at Mass

  1. Charles says:

    It has a particular poignance here in our alluvial valley between the Sierra Nevada and the coastal range, Todd. The abundance this habitat provides and nurtures virtually the world, but bowing to convention and consumption we’ve scarred it with arterial interstates, which along with the semi’s have brought urbanity, development, and the world’s worst air pollution aggregate in the western hemisphere. We pray for that healing rain. Literally.

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