Father Mychal’s Last Homily

Worth re-blogging today.

The man was a trusted priest and a legend within the FDNY. Eternal rest grant unto him, Oh, Lord and may perpetual light shine upon him and all those who died that day, especially the FDNY 343.

Feeding on Folly

At our church service this morning, the story of Father Mychal Judge was shared.
On September 10, 2001, the city of New York rededicated a firehouse in the Bronx. The Fire Department’s chaplain, Father Mychal, said these words in what was to be his last homily:

That’s the way it is.  Good days.  And bad days.  Up days.  Down days.  Sad days.  Happy days.  But never a boring day on this job.  You do what God has called you to do.  You show up.  You put one foot in front of another.  You get on the rig and you go out and you do the job – which is a mystery.  And a surprise.  You have no idea when you get on that rig.  No matter how big the call.  No matter how small.  You have no idea what God is calling you to.  But he needs you.  He needs me. …

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One Response to Father Mychal’s Last Homily

  1. Debra says:

    I’m so glad you reblogged this post. He must have been an incredible man, because I have thought of Fr. Mychal many times over the last 15 years. Although I never knew of him at all until stories of his loving nature and courage emerged after reports of his death, somehow there is a place for him in my memory. What a special tribute to read today.

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