Where will you see Jesus?

Readings for Today

There can be an overwhelming temptation in our lives to think we must do everything ourselves. Today Jesus even seems to suggest that to the disciples. But in reality, in today’s gospel, Jesus is helping to make a point. To be truly fed, to be truly satisfied it takes God. Only God can fill the emptiness in our hearts. I am sure the disciples did not expect Jesus to do what he did. In fact, they seemed to be frustrated that Jesus did not see things as he did. And yet, he reminds them that in ordinary ways he does extraordinary things.

Homily given at Christian Brothers College High School, Town and Country, Missouri, on January 22, 2019.

Where will you see Jesus?

Where will you see Jesus?
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Readings for Today

There can be an overwhelming temptation in our lives to think we must do everything ourselves. Today Jesus even seems to suggest that to the disciples. But in reality, in today’s gospel, Jesus is helping to make a point. To be truly fed, to be truly satisfied it takes God. Only God can fill the emptiness in our hearts. I am sure the disciples did not expect Jesus to do what he did. In fact, they seemed to be frustrated that Jesus did not see things as he did. And yet, he reminds them that in ordinary ways he does extraordinary things.

Homily given at Christian Brothers College High School, Town and Country, Missouri, on January 22, 2019.

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Poor Elijah. He is at the end of his rope. And he has good reason. Despite his faithfulness to God, the people reject him. He can do no more. He wants to die. We have probably felt something like this. Perhaps we feel it in a medical diagnosis. Perhaps there are problems with our spouse. Maybe we feel the demands of work are beyond us. Maybe we study for a test only to fail. Perhaps it is a case where I argue with my parents. Whatever, we can come to the end of our rope. That is where Jesus comes to us. When we are hungry and reach out to him. Go to Mass. Eat the bread of life. Be filled.

Homily given at Our Lady of Lourdes, University City, Missouri on August 12, 2018.
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Take me now — No, eat! (9:00am)

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Readings for Today

Poor Elijah. He is at the end of his rope. And he has good reason. Despite his faithfulness to God, the people reject him. He can do no more. He wants to die. We have probably felt something like this. Perhaps we feel it in a medical diagnosis. Perhaps there are problems with our spouse. Maybe we feel the demands of work are beyond us. Maybe we study for a test only to fail. Perhaps it is a case where I argue with my parents. Whatever, we can come to the end of our rope. That is where Jesus comes to us. When we are hungry and reach out to him. Go to Mass. Eat the bread of life. Be filled.

Homily given at Our Lady of Lourdes, University City, Missouri on August 12, 2018.
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Readings for Today
Poor Elijah. He is at the end of his rope. And he has good reason. Despite his faithfulness to God, the people reject him. He can do no more. He wants to die. We have probably felt something like this. Perhaps we feel it in a medical diagnosis. Perhaps there are problems with our spouse. Maybe we feel the demands of work are beyond us. Maybe we study for a test only to fail. Perhaps it is a case where I argue with my parents. Whatever, we can come to the end of our rope. That is where Jesus comes to us. When we are hungry and reach out to him. Go to Mass. Eat the bread of life. Be filled.

Homily given at Our Lady of Lourdes, University City, Missouri on August 12, 2018.
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Take me now — No, eat! (9:00am)

Take me now — No, eat! (9:00am)
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Readings for Today
Poor Elijah. He is at the end of his rope. And he has good reason. Despite his faithfulness to God, the people reject him. He can do no more. He wants to die. We have probably felt something like this. Perhaps we feel it in a medical diagnosis. Perhaps there are problems with our spouse. Maybe we feel the demands of work are beyond us. Maybe we study for a test only to fail. Perhaps it is a case where I argue with my parents. Whatever, we can come to the end of our rope. That is where Jesus comes to us. When we are hungry and reach out to him. Go to Mass. Eat the bread of life. Be filled.

Homily given at Our Lady of Lourdes, University City, Missouri on August 12, 2018.
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Take me now — No, eat! (5:00pm)

Take me now — No, eat! (5:00pm)
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Readings for Today
Poor Elijah. He is at the end of his rope. And he has good reason. Despite his faithfulness to God, the people reject him. He can do no more. He wants to die. We have probably felt something like this. Perhaps we feel it in a medical diagnosis. Perhaps there are problems with our spouse. Maybe we feel the demands of work are beyond us. Maybe we study for a test only to fail. Perhaps it is a case where I argue with my parents. Whatever, we can come to the end of our rope. That is where Jesus comes to us. When we are hungry and reach out to him. Go to Mass. Eat the bread of life. Be filled.

Homily given at Our Lady of Lourdes, University City, Missouri on August 11, 2018.
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Take me now — No, eat!

Take me now — No, eat!
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Readings for Today

Poor Elijah. He is at the end of his rope. And he has good reason. Despite his faithfulness to God, the people reject him. He can do no more. He wants to die. We have probably felt something like this. Perhaps we feel it in a medical diagnosis. Perhaps there are problems with our spouse. Maybe we feel the demands of work are beyond us. Maybe we study for a test only to fail. Perhaps it is a case where I argue with my parents. Whatever, we can come to the end of our rope. That is where Jesus comes to us. When we are hungry and reach out to him. Go to Mass. Eat the bread of life. Be filled.

Homily given at Our Lady of Lourdes, University City, Missouri on August 11, 2018.
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Olives and pickles and what really eliminates hunger (Missionaries of Charity)

Olives and pickles and what really eliminates hunger (Missionaries of Charity)
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I was blessed as a kid with two Thanksgiving dinners. The first was at my maternal grandmothers, then we went as a family to my father’s side of the family. What I remember about my grandmother’s Thanksgiving meal is that everyone played a part and brought something to the feast. Before the meal, I remember being so hungry.  The only thing on the table were dishes of pickles and olives. We ate them anyway, until we were scolded away. The meal was always wonderful, and the pies were excellent. But I am still hungry. Thank goodness the Eucharist fills my spiritual hunger forever.

Homily given at the Missionaries of Charity, Saint Louis, Missouri on August 5, 2018.
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Olives and pickles and what really eliminates hunger

Readings for Today

I was blessed as a kid with two Thanksgiving dinners. The first was at my maternal grandmothers, then we went as a family to my father’s side of the family. What I remember about my grandmother’s Thanksgiving meal is that everyone played a part and brought something to the feast. Before the meal, I remember being so hungry.  The only thing on the table were dishes of pickles and olives. We ate them anyway, until we were scolded away. The meal was always wonderful, and the pies were excellent. But I am still hungry. Thank goodness the Eucharist fills my spiritual hunger forever.

Homily given at Our Lady of Lourdes, University City, Missouri on August 4, 2018.
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