The Lord Calls Us

Homily for Saturday of the 1st Week in Ordinary Time Today’s Gospel reading is a continuation from our passage yesterday where Jesus healed the paralytic who was lowered down from the roof. But the important takeaway from these two Gospel stories is how the Scribes who are witnessing all of these moments from Jesus continueContinue reading “The Lord Calls Us”

Obstinate Hearts

Homily for Friday of the 1st Week in Ordinary Time This morning, we’ve just heard the famous Gospel passage where the friends of the paralytic lower him down through the roof so that he could be placed in front of Jesus in order to be healed. It was an act of extraordinary faith from theContinue reading “Obstinate Hearts”

A Human “Yes”

Homily for Monday of the First Week in Ordinary Time There are countless examples throughout Scripture when we see how the Lord has relied on a human “yes” at pivotal moments in history. What are some of those examples? Moses agreed to confront Pharaoh. David accepted the call to defeat Goliath and become king. MostContinue reading “A Human “Yes””

Meeting Us in Temptation

Homily for Saturday of the 1st Week in Ordinary Time This past weekend, we celebrated the close of the Christmas season with the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. Throughout Christmas, we were constantly invited to think about how Jesus, as He stepped down from Heaven, took on our human flesh and became oneContinue reading “Meeting Us in Temptation”

Do Not Forget the Works of the Lord

Homily for Friday of the 1st Week in Ordinary Time This morning, I’m going to do something I don’t normally do in a homily – preach on the Responsorial Psalm. The Psalmist tells us, “Do not forget the works of the Lord.” The temptation for all of us, especially over the last several months –Continue reading “Do Not Forget the Works of the Lord”

The Messianic Secret

Homily for Thursday of the 1st Week in Ordinary Time Throughout a lot of the passages that we read in the Gospel of Mark, we hear Jesus give this instruction to many of the people that He heals or people that have come to understand something about His mission: “See that you tell no oneContinue reading “The Messianic Secret”

How Will We Respond?

Homily for Monday of the 1st Week in Ordinary Time Yesterday, we celebrated the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. When Jesus emerged from the water, we heard how the heavens were opened, the Spirit of the Lord descended upon Jesus and the voice of the Father declared: “You are my beloved Son; withContinue reading “How Will We Respond?”