Homilies

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?

Homilies

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.

Homilies

What God Is Not

What God Is Not

God is not anything which keeps you from God. Any image of God which alienates us from God is wrong.

Homilies

Going In and Out

Going In and Out

Christ, our good shepherd, both leads us in and leads us out. He gives us security, and he calls us to serve.

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Three Words for Easter

Three Words for Easter

If we examine three words from the Easter gospel, the deepest meaning of the feast will emerge.

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Goodness in Temptation

Goodness in Temptation

Why would the Spirit of God lead Jesus into temptation? Perhaps there is something in temptation that can lead to our growth.

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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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Taking Time to See

Taking Time to See

It takes time to be able to see. Blindness does not let go of us all at once. It takes patience and repeated efforts to open ourselves to the light.