Our Priorities

Homily for Friday of the 11th Week in Ordinary Time Yesterday, I was scrolling through Instagram, which is something that I find myself doing too much of from time to time, and I saw this one video of a protestant pastor sharing something with a group of young people from his church that really struckContinue reading “Our Priorities”

Forgiven as We Forgive

Homily for Thursday of the 11th Week in Ordinary Time Forgiveness is always one of the most challenging things for us to offer to those who have hurt us. But the words of Jesus in our Gospel today show us just how important forgiveness is for us who claim to be Christians. If we doContinue reading “Forgiven as We Forgive”

Respond Out of Love

Homily for Monday of the 11th Week in Ordinary Time This Gospel should really challenge us because it calls us to go against what our human instincts tell us. Typically when someone hurts us in some way or hurts someone we love, we tend to want to get revenge. We want to hurt them inContinue reading “Respond Out of Love”

The Example of Tobiah

Homily for Friday of the 9th Week in Ordinary Time Over the last few days, we have been reading through the Book of Tobit for our first readings. They have been telling the tale of a family who has been on the receiving end of so much suffering and hardship. But more than that, theyContinue reading “The Example of Tobiah”

The Lord Delights in Us

Homily for Friday of the 8th Week in Ordinary Time This morning, I’m going to do something a little different with my homily, something I don’t do often enough…I’m going to preach on the Responsorial Psalm because it’s a message that I think all of us need to be reminded of from time to time.Continue reading “The Lord Delights in Us”

Sanctification: Purpose

Homily for the 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time Introduction – Over the last couple of weeks now, we have been reflecting on this idea of sanctification. Our series began with the celebration of the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. It was a day that we recalled Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist inContinue reading “Sanctification: Purpose”