In the most sublime homily ever given, Christ closes the book and says, "These things have been fulfilled today."
That is what a homily is: saying that God's word is not about times past, but a living and spiritual word that is being fulfilled here. Hence our effort to apply God's eternal message to the people's concrete circumstances.
Archbishop Oscar Romero, January 27, 1980
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