Articles by: Fr. George Smiga

Homilies

Getting Out of the Way

Getting Out of the Way

Our lives are not about our plans, but about God’s plan.

Homilies

A Banquet of Locusts and Honey

A Banquet of Locusts and Honey

The food of John the Baptist describes the lives that we live, both locusts and honey.

Homilies

Trusting the Potter

Trusting the Potter

This upcoming year is not so much about what we are going to do but about what God is going to do for us.

Homilies

Paying Attention

Paying Attention

The servant who buried his master’s money did so because he was not paying attention.

Homilies

Loving Like a Wise Virgin

Loving Like a Wise Virgin

The refusal of the wise virgins to share reminds us that love is not always giving our neighbor what he or she asks.

Homilies

When Heroes Fail

When Heroes Fail

For all the people who prove themselves unworthy of our imitation, there are still some people who inspire us.

Bible Study

The Spirit Is a Portrait of God

The Spirit Is a Portrait of God

God is beyond human understanding. How then can the actions of this unknowable God be expressed? Only through limited human language. The descriptions of the Spirit of God in the scriptures are efforts to express the inexpressible God. A history of the Spirit’s actions etches a portrait of our invisible God.

Video

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.”

Homilies

Not One Command but Two

Not One Command but Two

When Jesus is asked to give one commandment, he gives two instead. This is intentional, because two commandments are actually one.

Homilies

Accepting the Invitations of Life

Accepting the Invitations of Life

When we choose to refuse a personal invitation of God, there are consequences.

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Using Bad Consequences

Using Bad Consequences

All of us have said words and made choices we regret. But we can use them to move to a better place.

Homilies

The First and the Last

The First and the Last

The parable of the workers in the vineyard tells us something about a national policy on immigration.