Uncomfortable with Jesus’ Message

Homily for Monday of the 3rd Week of Lent Many times throughout His preaching, Jesus made those who were hearing His message uncomfortable. Speaking the Truth will often cause that reaction in others. But Jesus’ words were not meant to be condemnatory. In fact, they were meant to be the exact opposite. He simply wantedContinue reading “Uncomfortable with Jesus’ Message”

God Hears Humble Hearts

Homily for Saturday of the Third Week in Lent Throughout His preaching and His public ministry, Jesus never missed the opportunity to remind the Scribes and the Pharisees about how they were falling short of being the leaders of the Jewish community. Jesus continues that same message in today’s Gospel. He is calling out theContinue reading “God Hears Humble Hearts”

Extending God’s Mercy

Homily for Tuesday of the Third Week in Lent All of our readings for Mass this morning focus on the theme of mercy: recognizing how God has been merciful to us and how we are called to extend that same mercy towards those we encounter. In the first reading from the Book of Daniel, Azariah,Continue reading “Extending God’s Mercy”

Zeal for God’s House

Homily for the Third Sunday in Lent Introduction – I have a confession. I’m addicted to my phone. I am constantly texting my best friends and no matter how much I try, I usually end up spending ungodly amounts of time on Instagram. But this Lent I have been working on detaching. So far itContinue reading “Zeal for God’s House”