Here’s my homily from this morning. All great civilizations have had memories and dreams that kept them going. The people of Israel had memories of great things that God had done for them. They also had dreams about the new Jerusalem – Heaven – where all adversity will be washed away, and we will be in complete happiness.
Here’s my homily from this morning. Sometimes we complain to God in our prayers. As we see in the first reading, God has infinitely more of a reason to complain about us, but His mercy never fails.
Here’s my homily from this morning. Children know right from wrong because their parents have taught them, just like Moses taught the 10 Commandments. Because children are our future, it is so essential, as Moses said, to pass on the Commandments and faith to your children and grandchildren.
Here’s my homily from this morning. Remember Joseph from the Old Testament? Pharaoh said, “Go to Joseph; Joseph will take care of you.” In the New Testament, Joseph, the son of Jacob, is the foster father of Jesus. Since the beginning of the Church, we have followed that wisdom of Pharaoh.
Here’s my homily from Sunday Mass. I propose to you that what Saint Patrick did for the people of Ireland was a transfiguration – he let them see God the way He really is, full of glory and mystery. We call Saint Patrick an Apostle because he brought the Faith to Ireland. From Mount Tabor to Fifth Avenue, we extol that Faith in the one, true God, and thank God for a man like Patrick.
We stand in utter need of God’s mercy. As we’re told in the first reading from Ezekiel, in a certain way, God depends on our mercy, too. God wants us all to be saved, but He won’t force it. It’s a gift. The conversation of heart necessary to accept God’s gift depends somewhat on us.
Here’s my homily from this morning. Whenever I visit prisons, I’m amazed at the reverence of those in custody. When I speak with them, I understand why. They have been abandoned & let down, even by themselves. They have nowhere else to go to, like Queen Esther in this morning’s reading.
We have a beautiful cycle in this morning’s Gospel. God’s Word comes down from Heaven – His revelation and the Eternal Word, God the Son. Our words go back up to Heaven in the gift of prayer.
Here’s my homily from this morning. Having heard the Gospel, we recall the five-finger rosary of Mother Teresa – “You did it to me.” As Jesus said, whenever we help the poor, the hungry, the immigrant, those in prison … we did it to Him.
Here’s my homily from the first Sunday of Lent. If you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved from sin, Satan, and eternal death.