Homilies

Homilies

Doing the Impossible

Doing the Impossible

Why does Jesus ask his disciples to do the impossible, to feed 5,000 people with 5 loaves and 2 fish? And why is he asking us to do the same?

Homilies

Sharing the Vineyard

Sharing the Vineyard

We all share the same vineyard. Therefore, either we will thrive together, or we will go down together. This is why we must avoid the temptation of trying to cut someone out.

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Seeing the Invisible

Seeing the Invisible

Seeing is more than taking light and color into our eyes. It also involves our minds and our hearts. Seeing includes believing.

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A Pair of Parables

A Pair of Parables

The parables of the pearl and the treasure tell us that sometimes we find the kingdom of God by searching for it, and other times we simply stumble upon it.

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The Power to Touch the Moon

The Power to Touch the Moon

In Jesus’ vision, true authority is not the authority of importance. It is the ability to ground and enhance the lives of others.

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The Non-Violent Farmer

The Non-Violent Farmer

The parable of the weeds and the wheat tells us that refusing to use violence is not a lesser way or a cowardly way but Christ’s way. When we refuse to use our authority and power to coerce others, we are not settling for second best.

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Windstorms and Violins

Windstorms and Violins

Life is difficult. Each one of us has a cross to bear. But the good news is that our cross is not a punishment but an opportunity.

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Discipleship and Irony

Discipleship and Irony

The lives of St. Peter and St. Paul are a model of both discipleship and irony.

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Doubt as a Friend

Doubt as a Friend

Normally we see doubt as the opposite of faith. But there are times doubt can be the companion of faith. Doubt can call faith to deepen and to mature.

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You Are What You Eat

You Are What You Eat

If you receive the Eucharist well, you are what you eat. Be what you see. Receive what you already are.

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Listen to the Women

Listen to the Women

Wisdom calls out the generosity and welcome of God, and Liberty calls out the generosity and welcome of this nation.

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A Parable of Triumph or Tragedy?

A Parable of Triumph or Tragedy?

Is the Parable of the Sower a comedy or a tragedy? It all depends on how you read it. The same is true of our lives.