Articles by: Fr. George Smiga

Homilies

Choosing a Master

Choosing a Master

Jesus tells us that the way forward is not to dismiss worry, but to replace it with another power.

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Being Holy Like God

Being Holy Like God

God is holy because God is different, transcendent. We are to be holy by being different in the way we live.

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Teaching the Commandments

Teaching the Commandments

Jesus does only does ask us to follow God’s commandments. He asks us to teach others to do the same.

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How God Sees the World

How God Sees the World

Beatitudes and slogans share the ability in a few short words to nail down the heart of the matter, what is really important.

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A Hint

A Hint

Why do people believe in a God who guides their lives? People believe because when they examine their own experience they find indications, hints if you will, that there is a power in this world other than chance.

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Unlikely Disciples

Unlikely Disciples

God will call who God will call. And when God calls us, it does us no good to point to others who have better qualifications.

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Behold the Lamb of God

Behold the Lamb of God

Calling Jesus a lamb is pointing to Jesus’ sacrificial love by which we are saved. We are called to imitate Jesus action, to live with sacrificial love.

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The 12 Days of Christmas

The 12 Days of Christmas

The full cost of the gifts in “The Twelve Days of Christmas” is $107,300. The huge expense indicates how much we are expected to give.

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A Blessing for the New Year

A Blessing for the New Year

Blessings give thanks to God for the goodness that is already present in a person, place or thing.

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Santa and St. Nick

Santa and St. Nick

The history of Santa Claus can help us appreciate more deeply the meaning of Christ’s birth.

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Presenting the Mess

Presenting the Mess

Jesus, unlike other guests, is coming for the mess of our lives.

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Heartbreak

Heartbreak

What can we do when pain and loss enter our lives? Although we cannot explain evil, we can negotiate its presence though acceptance and “throwing together.”