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”

In Need of Love and Mercy

Homily for Friday of the 13th Week in Ordinary Time In today’s Gospel, we hear the call of St. Matthew. Matthew was an educated man and a tax-collector for the Roman government and so would have likely been well-versed in Aramaic, Hebrew, Latin, and Greek. As the second Person of the Trinity, there is noContinue reading “In Need of Love and Mercy”

Mercy, Not Sacrifice

Homily for the Feast of St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist During the height of the pandemic, I had the opportunity to watch a new miniseries called The Chosen, a series that portrays the life of Jesus. The first season was mostly about the calling of the Apostles and Jesus making the necessary preparations to beginContinue reading “Mercy, Not Sacrifice”