We hear a beautiful prayer in today’s Gospel. A man whose son is possessed says to Jesus, “I do believe, help my unbelief!” We all experience that feeling, don’t we? We want to have faith and hope, but sometimes in life it’s hard.
Today’s Reading: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/022420.cfm
Are we the temple of God’s holy spirit, or are we dust? The Bible tells us that we are treasures in earthly vessels. Yes, God made us from the clay – but He also breathed into us His own life and spirit.
Jesus opened the ears of the deaf man and he hears Jesus — the Word Incarnate. Today we celebrate the feast of Saints Cyril and Methodius who translated the Bible into the Slavic languages so others could hear the Word of God too.
Today’s Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/021420.cfm
We love numbers and statistics, don’t we? In this morning’s reading, David took a census to find out how many people were in the tribes of Israel. God was furious because David was putting more trust in numbers than in God’s power.
Today’s Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/020520.cfm
In today’s Gospel we see two approaches to Jesus. There is the woman who had faith Jesus could heal her simply by touching Him. Others, like Jairus’s friends, doubted and scoffed at Jesus, but He rose Jairus’s daughter from the dead.
Today’s Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/020420.cfm
My homily from yesterday. In yesterday’s reading, King David is being cursed & criticized. His guards ask what they should do & King David replies, “Let him alone and let him curse.” There’s no use letting people get under our skin.
Today’s Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/020320.cfm
Early February is the dreariest time of the year, and all of us are looking for something to lift us out of the darkness. We realize that inside of us is a constant battle between light and darkness – but God is in the business of illumination, and we know that light will conquer darkness.
In today’s Scripture reading, we find King David in humble prayer before God. We can’t do anything to win God’s favor, He loves us already. We can live with gratitude for all the gifts God has given us. Here’s my homily.
Today we celebrate the Feast of Saint Thomas Aquinas. His philosophy can be summed up with the line, an egg is an egg. It’s a realism. There is a definitive identity and order in creation. A baby in a womb or an immigrant at a border – these are people. We can’t forget that.