The End is Near

Readings for Today

The readings for today signify the change that happens in the last week of the liturgical year. They turn a little more harsh. They focus on last things. The judgement is coming. We are told to think about our lives and what they mean. And while there is the comfort of God’s love and care for each of us, there is also the warnings that are given to help us to stay focused upon God.

Homily given at Christian Brothers College High School, Town and Country, Missouri, on March 26, 2019.

The End is Near

The End is Near
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Readings for Today

The readings for today signify the change that happens in the last week of the liturgical year. They turn a little more harsh. They focus on last things. The judgement is coming. We are told to think about our lives and what they mean. And while there is the comfort of God’s love and care for each of us, there is also the warnings that are given to help us to stay focused upon God.

Homily given at Christian Brothers College High School, Town and Country, Missouri, on March 26, 2019.

Have you seen Christ?: Homily for Sunday, November 26, 2017

Have you seen Christ?: Homily for Sunday, November 26, 2017
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Truth be told, today’s gospel makes me nervous. Have I seen Christ without knowing him? And if I have, did I treat him like the Christ? Did I treat him or her well? Was my attitude toward another person one that would have been the attitude I would have if I knew it was Christ? Did I see Christ and act with malice, or greed or selfishness? Or, did I meet Christ with kindness, generosity and sincerity?

See, the things I admire seem to be precisely those things that Christ does not reward.  Christ in prison? The Son of God hungry? Jesus sick and in the hospital? And when the first reading gets added, the sleek and strong will be destroyed. The shepherds who get rewarded are the ones who treat the lowly well. They are not concerned about their own well-being, but that of others. Do you wonder if you saw Christ today?