Homilies

Homilies

Why Do We Pray?

Why Do We Pray?

Every time we pray, we remember who we are and we grow more sensitive to God’s grace.

Homilies

A Blessing for the New Year

A Blessing for the New Year

Blessings give thanks to God for the goodness that is already present in a person, place or thing.

Homilies

A Serious Proposal

A Serious Proposal

Words and ideas can only bring us so far. It is only when we ground ourselves in God’s personal love for us, that we can find peace.

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Bring On the Women!

Bring On the Women!

There are more women than men in today’s gospel, and that is unusual. The culture in which Jesus lived was dominated by men.

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Our Doodling God

Our Doodling God

God is waiting, waiting for us to see. The time that God gives us is a sign of the trust that God has in us.

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Choosing a Master

Choosing a Master

Jesus tells us that the way forward is not to dismiss worry, but to replace it with another power.

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Being Holy Like God

Being Holy Like God

God is holy because God is different, transcendent. We are to be holy by being different in the way we live.

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How God Sees the World

How God Sees the World

Beatitudes and slogans share the ability in a few short words to nail down the heart of the matter, what is really important.

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Unlikely Disciples

Unlikely Disciples

God will call who God will call. And when God calls us, it does us no good to point to others who have better qualifications.

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Behold the Lamb of God

Behold the Lamb of God

Calling Jesus a lamb is pointing to Jesus’ sacrificial love by which we are saved. We are called to imitate Jesus action, to live with sacrificial love.

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Catching People

Catching People

We who have been called to believe are called to share that belief. The call and the ability to accomplish the call come together.

Homilies

A Parable of Love and Jealousy

A Parable of Love and Jealousy

Today’s parable assures us that with our God there will always be enough love for everyone.