A Glimpse of His Glory

Homily for the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord The Feast of the Transfiguration, which we celebrate today, reminds us of one of the most important moments in the life of Christ. In the Gospel that we have just heard, Jesus invites his most intimate inner circle – Peter, James, and John – toContinue reading “A Glimpse of His Glory”

Persevere in Discipleship

Homily for Friday of the 18th Week in Ordinary Time In our first reading this morning, Nahum prophesies the fall of Nineveh, the capital of the Assyrian Empire, one of the most ruthless empires in the history of humanity. They would often behead many of the people in the cities they conquered and, whoever wasContinue reading “Persevere in Discipleship”

Spiritual Retirement Plan

Homily for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time During my last couple of years of college, as I was preparing for graduation and getting ready to enter the workforce, I remember having multiple conversations with my parents about setting myself up for success for retirement. My parents were trying to drive home the message ofContinue reading “Spiritual Retirement Plan”

Not Fully Trusting in Jesus

Homily for Thursday of the 18th Week in Ordinary Time Every time I hear this particular Gospel passage, I kind of chuckle at how Peter is being praised one second because of his deep understanding on who Jesus is as Messiah and then, seconds later, he is being rebuked for not recognizing who Jesus is.Continue reading “Not Fully Trusting in Jesus”

Prayer. Faith. Trust.

Homily for Tuesday of the 18th Week in Ordinary Time Yesterday, I preached about how the Lord can make up for our limitations, how He can pour out His grace into our lives so that He can supplement our insufficiencies. After Mass yesterday, a couple of you asked me how we can prevent ourselves fromContinue reading “Prayer. Faith. Trust.”

The Lord Makes Up for Our Limitations

Homily for Monday of the 18th Week in Ordinary Time I think for most of us, in at least one moment of our lives, we have been painfully aware of our own limitations. It typically happens when difficult situations arise where we just have no idea how to handle it or what to do toContinue reading “The Lord Makes Up for Our Limitations”