Articles by: Fr. George Smiga

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.

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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.”

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.

Homilies

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.

Homilies

Windstorms and Violins

Windstorms and Violins

Life is difficult! The hope that comes from the Gospel is this: that which is difficult can also be good.

Homilies

The Day Jesus Was Wrong

The Day Jesus Was Wrong

In his humanity with its limitations, Jesus makes the wrong decision in dealing with the Canaanite woman.

Homilies

Why Walk on Water?

Why Walk on Water?

It is frightening to cling to a little boat in the midst of the storm. But isn’t stepping out of that boat onto the waves complete madness?

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Bridges

Bridges

“Bridges” discusses the importance of repairing all that is broken in our world. Christians are called to cooperate with all people of good will to build a better society.

Bible Study

Living with Little Faith

Living with Little Faith

Matthew’s famous teaching on the lilies of the field contains the first occurrence of a phrase he uses to describe the Christian Life. It is a life of “little faith.”

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Air

Air

This is a new video on the Holy Spirit. God’s Spirit moves in us and through us–as close to us as the air we take in and breathe out.