The World Around Us: Homily for Friday, September 29, 2017

Readings for Today

Today’s readings serve as a reminder that the world around us is both physical and spiritual.  This can be easy to forget.  And yet, by going to Mass, or confession, or at a baptism, we are reminded of this fact.  Moreover, it is the case that it is precisely through the ordinary (water, bread, wine) that the extraordinary becomes part of our lives.

By celebrating the angels, especially those who had very important roles in the world and in our life of faith, we celebrate the desire to have God all around us.  And knowledge of these good spirits serve as a powerful protection against the evil in the world.

Homily for Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Readings for Today

There are many times in my life that I wished I could expect the spiritual to occur all of the time. I wish I could first think not of the obvious, what I may see with my own eyes right before me, but the not so obvious, the deep spiritual reality into which we are all immersed. You know, the type of seeing that comes not from the eyes, but from the heart.  Because increasingly, often without my even being aware of it, I can find myself getting sucked into that way of seeing reality that only admits of being able to see those things that are limited to the five senses.

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Homily for Saturday, May 17, 2014

Readings for Today

Have you ever seen God? How did you know? Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to have lived in the time of Jesus? We can understand the words of Philip, “Show us the Father.” There is something that can take root in our hearts, that desire placed there by God for us to see God. In fact, such is the purpose of our lives, is it not? To experience the Beatific Vision?

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