What does it all mean?

Readings for Today

One of the greatest books ever written was Man’s Search for Meaning, by Austrian Psychologist and Doctor, Viktor Frankl. The first half of the book is a recounting of Frankl’s experience in a German concentration camp. As a keen observer of humans, Frankl became interested in trying to determine how it was that some people seemed to endure the torture and suffering better than others. 

The result, based upon his previous research, was the topic of meaning. For those who had a sense of meaning or purpose, the concentration camp became something they could endure. Without meaning, they often found themselves unable to cope, some even taking their own lives.

Today’s celebration of Christ the King is indeed one of meaning. Without an understanding of the suffering and death of Jesus, we might struggle to develop a more powerful relationship with him. When we can discover that it is Jesus himself who provides our meaning, then indeed we become really fulfilled.

Homily recorded at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, University City, Missouri on March 10, 2019.

What does it all mean?

What does it all mean?
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Readings for Today

One of the greatest books ever written was Man’s Search for Meaning, by Austrian Psychologist and Doctor, Viktor Frankl. The first half of the book is a recounting of Frankl’s experience in a German concentration camp. As a keen observer of humans, Frankl became interested in trying to determine how it was that some people seemed to endure the torture and suffering better than others. 

The result, based upon his previous research, was the topic of meaning. For those who had a sense of meaning or purpose, the concentration camp became something they could endure. Without meaning, they often found themselves unable to cope, some even taking their own lives.

Today’s celebration of Christ the King is indeed one of meaning. Without an understanding of the suffering and death of Jesus, we might struggle to develop a more powerful relationship with him. When we can discover that it is Jesus himself who provides our meaning, then indeed we become really fulfilled.

Homily recorded at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, University City, Missouri on March 10, 2019.

What does it all mean?

What does it all mean?
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Readings for Today

One of the greatest books ever written was Man’s Search for Meaning, by Austrian Psychologist and Doctor, Viktor Frankl. The first half of the book is a recounting of Frankl’s experience in a German concentration camp. As a keen observer of humans, Frankl became interested in trying to determine how it was that some people seemed to endure the torture and suffering better than others. 

The result, based upon his previous research, was the topic of meaning. For those who had a sense of meaning or purpose, the concentration camp became something they could endure. Without meaning, they often found themselves unable to cope, some even taking their own lives.

Today’s celebration of Christ the King is indeed one of meaning. Without an understanding of the suffering and death of Jesus, we might struggle to develop a more powerful relationship with him. When we can discover that it is Jesus himself who provides our meaning, then indeed we become really fulfilled.

Homily recorded at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, University City, Missouri on March 10, 2019.

What does it all mean?

Readings for Today

One of the greatest books ever written was Man’s Search for Meaning, by Austrian Psychologist and Doctor, Viktor Frankl. The first half of the book is a recounting of Frankl’s experience in a German concentration camp. As a keen observer of humans, Frankl became interested in trying to determine how it was that some people seemed to endure the torture and suffering better than others. 

The result, based upon his previous research, was the topic of meaning. For those who had a sense of meaning or purpose, the concentration camp became something they could endure. Without meaning, they often found themselves unable to cope, some even taking their own lives.

Today’s celebration of Christ the King is indeed one of meaning. Without an understanding of the suffering and death of Jesus, we might struggle to develop a more powerful relationship with him. When we can discover that it is Jesus himself who provides our meaning, then indeed we become really fulfilled.

Homily recorded at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, University City, Missouri on March 10, 2019.

Peace begins with God

Peace begins with God
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Readings for Today

Some kids walk to school dodging landmines. In some parts of the world, parents are so desperate for their children’s safety, they will risk everything, taking a chance they can arrive in a better country. Some live in homes with domestic violence, sexual abuse and poverty. Others have struggles and stresses they keep hidden. While there is a popular religious song, “Let Peace Begin with Me”, in truth peace begins with God. The “peace which passes understanding” is the gift from Jesus that makes all peace possible.

Homily given at Christian Brothers College High School, Town and Country, Missouri, on September 27, 2018.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Peace begins with God

Peace begins with God
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Readings for Today

Some kids walk to school dodging landmines. In some parts of the world, parents are so desperate for their children’s safety, they will risk everything, taking a chance they can arrive in a better country. Some live in homes with domestic violence, sexual abuse and poverty. Others have struggles and stresses they keep hidden. While there is a popular religious song, “Let Peace Begin with Me”, in truth peace begins with God. The “peace which passes understanding” is the gift from Jesus that makes all peace possible.

Homily given at Christian Brothers College High School, Town and Country, Missouri, on September 27, 2018.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

For our own good (11:00am)

For our own good (11:00am)
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Today’s first reading is almost like a graduation speech. Moses, talking to the people on the verge of entering the promised land, reminds them about the love and care of God. He reminds them that God is close to them. And while hearing that something is “for our own good” might bring back some bad memories from childhood, the moral code that is given to the people is indeed designed to make them more happy and fulfilled. It is also designed to help them to learn about priorities. By following God’s law, the people learn about the import of human dignity, prayer to God, and a grace filled life. Today, ask God to help you to discover those things that are really important.

Homily given at Our Lady of Lourdes, University City, Missouri, on September 2, 2018.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

For our own good (11:00 AM)

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Readings for Today

Today’s first reading is almost like a graduation speech. Moses, talking to the people on the verge of entering the promised land, reminds them about the love and care of God. He reminds them that God is close to them. And while hearing that something is “for our own good” might bring back some bad memories from childhood, the moral code that is given to the people is indeed designed to make them more happy and fulfilled. It is also designed to help them to learn about priorities. By following God’s law, the people learn about the import of human dignity, prayer to God, and a grace filled life. Today, ask God to help you to discover those things that are really important.

Homily given at Our Lady of Lourdes, University City, Missouri, on September 2, 2018.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

For our own good (5:15)

For our own good (5:15)
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Readings for Today

Today’s first reading is almost like a graduation speech. Moses, talking to the people on the verge of entering the promised land, reminds them about the love and care of God. He reminds them that God is close to them. And while hearing that something is “for our own good” might bring back some bad memories from childhood, the moral code that is given to the people is indeed designed to make them more happy and fulfilled. It is also designed to help them to learn about priorities. By following God’s law, the people learn about the import of human dignity, prayer to God, and a grace filled life. Today, ask God to help you to discover those things that are really important.

Homily given at Our Lady of Lourdes, University City, Missouri, on September 1, 2018.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

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For your own good (5:15pm)
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Readings for Today

Today’s first reading is almost like a graduation speech. Moses, talking to the people on the verge of entering the promised land, reminds them about the love and care of God. He reminds them that God is close to them. And while hearing that something is “for our own good” might bring back some bad memories from childhood, the moral code that is given to the people is indeed designed to make them more happy and fulfilled. It is also designed to help them to learn about priorities. By following God’s law, the people learn about the import of human dignity, prayer to God, and a grace filled life. Today, ask God to help you to discover those things that are really important.

Homily given at Our Lady of Lourdes, University City, Missouri, on September 1, 2018.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay.