Sorry my posts have been infrequent. It's been very busy lately, plus I haven't been feeling well, and I've been very tired. Yesterday I did very little except rest, and that helped.
My homily this past weekend was about baptism. I highlighted a little about the first reading, about Noah: you have to look closely at the passage in Genesis, but if you do, you'll see that the Almighty sends Noah to get additional animals at one point. Why would there be unanticipated space on the ark? Perhaps God hoped more people would seek refuge than the eight who did. (Father Tim Schehr at the seminary makes this point.)
I spoke about the folks preparing for baptism, and the Rite of Election that happened Sunday for them. I spoke about the reason the folks came to our parishes seeking Christ; it was because they saw or experienced Christ in us. I referred to an article I read about at Rich Leonardi's site, about the rarity of mass conversions. And I talked about continuing to share our faith to draw more people to the Lord.
Time did not allow me last week to write out my homily, so that's from memory.
Today I'm trying to handle some paperwork; alas, I've got a killer headache, so I'm not moving very fast.