“Hungry and You Fed Me”: homilists for the homeless

Looking for preaching ideas for next year?  Look no further.

I’m honored and humbled to be a part of this new book,  “Hungry and You Fed Me: Homilies and Reflections for Cycle C,” which collects sermons from a wide range of sources and puts them between covers for the first time, with sales going to benefit several homeless charities in the greater Trenton area.

Kudos to Deacon Jim Knipper, of the Diocese of Trenton, who spearheaded this project and served as Homilist Wrangler.  He pulled together a wide array of writers and voices, including James Martin, SJ; Richard Rohr, OFM; Msgr. Michael Doyle; Rev. Penny A. Nash, and laity including Fran Rossi Szpylczyn and Joel Blunk. I’m humbled to be in such company.

And I have to say: it’s a beautiful book. Mickey O’Neill McGrath has created some gorgeous artwork to accompany these reflections. But what may be most beautiful of all: it exists for no other reason than to help those urgently in need. There are two kinds of hunger in our world—physical and spiritual—and this book seeks to feed both.  The charism behind it is, in every sense, diaconal.

Check out the book’s Facebook page and visit the publisher’s website to order “Hungry, and You Fed Me.”

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