Docility to the Wisdom of God

Homily for Thursday of the 28th Week in Ordinary Time Time and again we have seen in scripture Jesus calling out the scribes and Pharisees for their hypocrisy. Our Gospel passage for this morning is no different. It is one of the more serious reprimands that Jesus gives to the leaders of the Jewish communityContinue reading “Docility to the Wisdom of God”

Who Is Our Neighbor?

Homily for Monday of the 27th Week in Ordinary Time A couple of Sundays ago now, our Gospel included the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus. In my homily for that particular Sunday, I asked the question: Who is our Lazarus? Who is the one person or group of people that we give ourselvesContinue reading “Who Is Our Neighbor?”

St. Vincent de Paul

Homily for the Memorial of St. Vincent de Paul If there ever was a saint who embodied this Gospel passage today from Matthew, it was St. Vincent de Paul. St. Vincent understood the compassion and mercy that the Lord expresses in this experience with the crowds. Throughout his ministry as a priest, Vincent’s heart wasContinue reading “St. Vincent de Paul”

Which Path Will We Choose?

Homily for the Memorial of St. Andrew Kim Tae-gōn and Companions One of the most important aspects of Christian discipleship is striving to follow the will of God in all that we do. Yet, that isn’t always the easiest thing to accomplish. I think so many of us struggle to hear the voice of theContinue reading “Which Path Will We Choose?”

Let Our Lights Shine

Homily for Monday of the 25th Week in Ordinary Time The Gospel that we hear this morning happens to be one of my favorite passages in Sacred Scripture. It’s a reminder to us, as Christians, of how we are called to be lights in the midst of a world caught in darkness. As disciples ofContinue reading “Let Our Lights Shine”

Where Are We Going?

Homily for Thursday of the 21st Week in Ordinary Time Where are we going? What is our final destination? In our spiritual lives, it’s always good for us to take a pause and reflect on where we are headed, to look within us and to evaluate how we are living as disciples of Jesus. It’sContinue reading “Where Are We Going?”

Radical Trust

Homily for the Memorial of St. Clare of Assisi The story of St. Clare is really a beautiful one of coming to an experience with the Lord and falling so deeply in love with Him that she is willing to allow that love to invade every aspect of her life. Clare was one of theContinue reading “Radical Trust”

Getting in the Way

Homily for the Memorial of St. Dominic Over the last few days in our readings, we have been hearing about this call to discipleship and how difficult it can sometimes be to follow the Lord. We’ve been challenged by the Lord to deny ourselves, pick up our crosses, and to follow Him. We know thatContinue reading “Getting in the Way”