Homilies

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.

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.

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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.

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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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Searching for Pearls

Searching for Pearls

The scandal of Jesus’ parable of the pearl of great price is that God is the merchant, and God is searching for us.

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The Non-Violent Farmer

The Non-Violent Farmer

To absorb the attack, to deflect the insult is not a sign of weakness. It is the way of Christ.