New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions
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Readings for Today

For a long time, I did not make New Year’s Resolutions. Reason being, I did not stick to them. Moreover, I made them and broke them pretty quickly. But in the spiritual life, it does seem important to recognize how God deals with our brokenness. Today the readings hold out to us the great promise that God constantly loves us. Even when we sin, God still loves us. God extends forgiveness. Which gives me a reason to make resolutions again. Even when I fail, I can start over. Even if I do not succeed at first, I can begin again. This is the message of the gospel, and the biggest resolution for all of us. We are called to share the Good News of God’s love with everyone. So keep those resolutions!

Homily recorded at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, University City, Missouri on January 20, 2019.

New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions
DePorres Pages Podcasts

 
 
00:00 / 11:04
 
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Readings for Today

For a long time, I did not make New Year’s Resolutions. Reason being, I did not stick to them. Moreover, I made them and broke them pretty quickly. But in the spiritual life, it does seem important to recognize how God deals with our brokenness. Today the readings hold out to us the great promise that God constantly loves us. Even when we sin, God still loves us. God extends forgiveness. Which gives me a reason to make resolutions again. Even when I fail, I can start over. Even if I do not succeed at first, I can begin again. This is the message of the gospel, and the biggest resolution for all of us. We are called to share the Good News of God’s love with everyone. So keep those resolutions!

Homily recorded at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, University City, Missouri on January 20, 2019.

New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions
DePorres Pages Podcasts

 
 
00:00 / 11:04
 
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Readings for Today

For a long time, I did not make New Year’s Resolutions. Reason being, I did not stick to them. Moreover, I made them and broke them pretty quickly. But in the spiritual life, it does seem important to recognize how God deals with our brokenness. Today the readings hold out to us the great promise that God constantly loves us. Even when we sin, God still loves us. God extends forgiveness. Which gives me a reason to make resolutions again. Even when I fail, I can start over. Even if I do not succeed at first, I can begin again. This is the message of the gospel, and the biggest resolution for all of us. We are called to share the Good News of God’s love with everyone. So keep those resolutions!

Homily recorded at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, University City, Missouri on January 20, 2019.

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.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

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.

Pleased to crush him? (5:00 pm)

Pleased to crush him? (5:00 pm)
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Readings for Today

The LORD was pleased to crush him in infirmity. What an odd line from the first reading today. What does it mean for God to be pleased to crush him in infirmity. In order to understand this, we first have to recognize that faith requires seeing the world differently. What may help is looking at what does not please God. God is not pleased by empty sacrifices. God is not pleased by sin. What does please God is recognizing that every human being is made in God’s image and likeness. God is pleased with the outcome of the infirmity of the Suffering Servant. God is pleased to offer, albeit in a dramatic way, the gift of salvation. For our part, we must recognize how unbelievably different is what awaits us in heaven if we follow Jesus.

Homily given at Our Lady of Lourdes, University City, Missouri, on October 21, 2018.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Pleased to crush him? (9:00 am)

Pleased to crush him? (9:00 am)
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Readings for Today

The LORD was pleased to crush him in infirmity. What an odd line from the first reading today. What does it mean for God to be pleased to crush him in infirmity. In order to understand this, we first have to recognize that faith requires seeing the world differently. What may help is looking at what does not please God. God is not pleased by empty sacrifices. God is not pleased by sin. What does please God is recognizing that every human being is made in God’s image and likeness. God is pleased with the outcome of the infirmity of the Suffering Servant. God is pleased to offer, albeit in a dramatic way, the gift of salvation. For our part, we must recognize how unbelievably different is what awaits us in heaven if we follow Jesus.

Homily given at Our Lady of Lourdes, University City, Missouri, on October 21, 2018.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Pleased to crush him? (11:00 am)

Pleased to crush him? (11:00 am)
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Readings for Today

The LORD was pleased to crush him in infirmity. What an odd line from the first reading today. What does it mean for God to be pleased to crush him in infirmity. In order to understand this, we first have to recognize that faith requires seeing the world differently. What may help is looking at what does not please God. God is not pleased by empty sacrifices. God is not pleased by sin. What does please God is recognizing that every human being is made in God’s image and likeness. God is pleased with the outcome of the infirmity of the Suffering Servant. God is pleased to offer, albeit in a dramatic way, the gift of salvation. For our part, we must recognize how unbelievably different is what awaits us in heaven if we follow Jesus.

Homily given at Our Lady of Lourdes, University City, Missouri, on October 21, 2018.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Pleased to crush him? (11:00 am)

Readings for Today

The LORD was pleased to crush him in infirmity. What an odd line from the first reading today. What does it mean for God to be pleased to crush him in infirmity. In order to understand this, we first have to recognize that faith requires seeing the world differently. What may help is looking at what does not please God. God is not pleased by empty sacrifices. God is not pleased by sin. What does please God is recognizing that every human being is made in God’s image and likeness. God is pleased with the outcome of the infirmity of the Suffering Servant. God is pleased to offer, albeit in a dramatic way, the gift of salvation. For our part, we must recognize how unbelievably different is what awaits us in heaven if we follow Jesus.

Homily given at Our Lady of Lourdes, University City, Missouri, on October 21, 2018.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay.