Here’s my homily from this morning. One of my favorite things about going to the movies is the coming attractions. Isn’t that what the upcoming season of Lent is as well? In two days, we commence our 40 day journey with Jesus to His passion, death, and resurrection.
The reading this morning from Sirach talks about the closeness, trust, and affection one experiences in a true friendship. I reflect on the revelation of Jesus when He said, “I don’t call you servants. I can call you friends.”
Here’s my homily from this morning. Many times we ask ourselves, “Where can we find Jesus?” We know we can find Him at Mass. But wherever there’s goodness, love, peace, and light– He’s there. We can find Him where we find His works and values being lived.
Here’s my homily from this morning. At the heart of our faith is a biblical wisdom – the trust that if we are in God’s hands everything will be okay. We hear about it in Sirach and the Book of Wisdom, but it’s also still alive today.
Have you ever noticed how many different titles we give to Jesus? We call Him the Good Shepherd, Our Savior, Our Redeemer, the Lamb of God, Christ Our King, the Word of God, the Prince of Peace, the Word Made Flesh, Divine Teacher, Divine Physician. Today Saint Paul gives Jesus yet another title that we don’t use very often.
Here’s my homily from this morning. Today is the Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter. A chair is the sign of unity, authority, and wisdom. Those who occupy Saint Peter’s chair – his successors, the bishops of Rome and popes – have a special place in the life of the Church.
Here’s my homily from this morning. Today is the Feast of Saint Peter Damian. He sought to reform the Church – partially the immorality of the bishops at the time. It seems fitting that Pope Francis would pick today as the start of the bishops’ meeting.
Here’s my homily from this morning. The Lord may take His time to answer a prayer. Take a look at this morning’s Gospel. Jesus heals the blind man in steps. We should never dismiss God when we feel our prayers are not answered right away.
Here’s my homily from this morning. Confronting the future can be scary, but we must remember how God has taken care of us in the past. Memory of God’s goodness is often a great consolation when we’re worried about today and tomorrow.
Here’s my homily from this Sunday. Heaven and Hell are the ultimate realities. We may ignore or doubt them, but sooner or later we must face them. God’s hope is that we will all be with Him for eternity in Heaven. He showed us the way through His only son, Jesus Christ.