He will find you

He will find you
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Readings for Today

Today’s readings provide for us an important insight into God. God wants everyone to be saved. Everyone. In the first reading, we are reminded God uses a less than perfect Saint Paul to preach to the Gentiles. In the gospel, we see parables that remind us that God is always searching for us. God wants so much to forgive our sins. He so much wants a relationship with us. This is so true that God goes to any length to find us. God makes every opportunity to be available to us. He reminds us again and again the time in now for conversion. So do not waste another second. Open your heart to God. It will make all of the difference.

Homily given at Christian Brothers College High School, Town and Country, Missouri, on November 8, 2018.
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He will find you

He will find you
Daily Homilies

 
 
00:00 / 2:41
 
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Readings for Today

Today’s readings provide for us an important insight into God. God wants everyone to be saved. Everyone. In the first reading, we are reminded God uses a less than perfect Saint Paul to preach to the Gentiles. In the gospel, we see parables that remind us that God is always searching for us. God wants so much to forgive our sins. He so much wants a relationship with us. This is so true that God goes to any length to find us. God makes every opportunity to be available to us. He reminds us again and again the time in now for conversion. So do not waste another second. Open your heart to God. It will make all of the difference.

Homily given at Christian Brothers College High School, Town and Country, Missouri, on November 8, 2018.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

He came to bring division?

He came to bring division?
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Readings for Today

We live in an interesting time. The country seems so divided. The Church seems so divided. It seems that everywhere we turn, there is division. But is this what Jesus meant when he said he came to bring division? Was this the baptism to which he was referring? Hardly. Rather, it was a suggestion that to stand up for what is right, for what the gospel demands, means that sometimes we will face opposition. And yet the first reading emphasizes Saint Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians. How do we know when we are called to division and when we are not? The answer is clear. It is Jesus.

Homily given at Christian Brothers College High School, Town and Country, Missouri, on October 25, 2018.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

He came to bring division?

He came to bring division?
Daily Homilies

 
 
00:00 / 3:08
 
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Readings for Today

We live in an interesting time. The country seems so divided. The Church seems so divided. It seems that everywhere we turn, there is division. In my priory I sow the seeds of division about best type of ice cream. But is this what Jesus meant when he said he came to bring division? Was this the baptism to which he was referring? Hardly. Rather, it was a suggestion that to stand up for what is right, for what the gospel demands, means that sometimes we will face opposition. And yet the first reading emphasizes Saint Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians. How do we know when we are called to division and when we are not? The answer is clear. It is Jesus.

Homily given at Christian Brothers College High School, Town and Country, Missouri, on October 25, 2018.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

He came to bring division?

He came to bring division?
Daily Homilies

 
 
00:00 / 3:08
 
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Readings for Today

We live in an interesting time. The country seems so divided. The Church seems so divided. It seems that everywhere we turn, there is division. But is this what Jesus meant when he said he came to bring division? Was this the baptism to which he was referring? Hardly. Rather, it was a suggestion that to stand up for what is right, for what the gospel demands, means that sometimes we will face opposition. And yet the first reading emphasizes Saint Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians. How do we know when we are called to division and when we are not? The answer is clear. It is Jesus.

Homily given at Christian Brothers College High School, Town and Country, Missouri, on October 25, 2018.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

When God seems far away

When God seems far away
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Readings for Today

Have you ever felt you were without Christ? Probably at some point in our life, we have all felt alone. The current events in the Church can cause that feeling. A difficult illness of a loved one can make us feel alone. The sudden death of someone we love. Or maybe just moments when we struggle with faith. The first reading today describes moments before the community accepted Jesus. But the reading is also clear. Jesus is the source of peace.

Homily given at Christian Brothers College High School, Town and Country, Missouri, on October 23, 2018.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

When God seems far away

Readings for Today

Have you ever felt you were without Christ? Probably at some point in our life, we have all felt alone. The current events in the Church can cause that feeling. A difficult illness of a loved one can make us feel alone. The sudden death of someone we love. Or maybe just moments when we struggle with faith. The first reading today describes moments before the community accepted Jesus. But the reading is also clear. Jesus is the source of peace.

Homily given at Christian Brothers College High School, Town and Country, Missouri, on October 23, 2018.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Things are not always what they seem

Things are not always what they seem
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Readings for Today

How can the poor be blessed? How can enemies be loved? How can persecutors be forgiven? The challenge with hearing the gospel is often that the gospel seems to turn everything upside down. Saint Luke the Evangelist is remembered, I think, for two significant reasons. First, there is his ability to bring the gospel to bear on everyday life. Second, it is his attention to those who have so little. And yet, they have a lot. How is it that God calls you today?

Homily given at Christian Brothers College High School, Town and Country, Missouri, on October 18, 2018.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Things are not always what they seem

Readings for Today

How can the poor be blessed? How can enemies be loved? How can persecutors be forgiven? The challenge with hearing the gospel is often that the gospel seems to turn everything upside down. Saint Luke the Evangelist is remembered, I think, for two significant reasons. First, there is his ability to bring the gospel to bear on everyday life. Second, it is his attention to those who have so little. And yet, they have a lot. How is it that God calls you today?

Homily given at Christian Brothers College High School, Town and Country, Missouri, on October 18, 2018.
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Condemnation or Forgiveness: Don’t be stupid

Condemnation or Forgiveness: Don’t be stupid
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Readings for Today

While he could be, Saint Paul was not always known for gentleness. He concurred in the act of killing. He was bold in his speech. When he was sent off to Tarsus early after his conversion, the whole Church was at peace. And so, it should not come as a surprise that he calls the Galatians stupid. And, not just once, he does so twice. What is the cause of this outburst from Saint Paul? The Galatians wanted to go back to following the letter of the law, which leads to condemnation, rather than following Jesus, whose forgiveness and love can lead to eternal life. Do you follow Jesus and make yourself available for his love and mercy? Or, do you focus only on the letter of the law rules, and see only how you break them? Follow Jesus.

Homily given at Christian Brothers College High School, Town and Country, Missouri, on October 11, 2018.
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