Uncomfortable with Jesus’ Message

Homily for Monday of the 3rd Week of Lent Many times throughout His preaching, Jesus made those who were hearing His message uncomfortable. Speaking the Truth will often cause that reaction in others. But Jesus’ words were not meant to be condemnatory. In fact, they were meant to be the exact opposite. He simply wantedContinue reading “Uncomfortable with Jesus’ Message”

Petitions of the Our Father

Homily for Tuesday of the 1st Week of Lent In our Gospel that we’ve just heard, Jesus introduces the disciples to a new way of prayer that leads to a deeper and more intimate relationship with God as Father. Some of the Church Fathers, Origen being one of them, believed that the Our Father markedContinue reading “Petitions of the Our Father”

We Have a Choice to Make

Homily for Monday of the 1st Week of Lent In this reading that we have just heard from the Book of Leviticus, Moses is instructing the people of Israel on how they are called to live. It’s sort of an expansion of the Ten Commandments. Think about the teachings of the Church today and howContinue reading “We Have a Choice to Make”

Confessing Christ as Messiah

Homily for Thursday of the 6th Week in Ordinary Time In this morning’s Gospel, we see kind of the turning point in Mark’s account of Jesus’ public ministry. Throughout the Gospel thus far, we have seen that many have thought of Jesus as a miracle worker or as a prophet. Even some of those whoContinue reading “Confessing Christ as Messiah”

It Was Very Good

Homily for Tuesday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time Over the last couple of days, our first readings have been from the Creation narrative of the Book of Genesis. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the Church reminds us of the story of creation as we approach the beginning of the Lenten season,Continue reading “It Was Very Good”

Jesus in Our Midst

Homily for Monday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time Over the last week, our Gospels during our weekday Masses have been focusing on some pretty similar themes. The Church has been inviting us to consider our faith in Jesus. We have heard about the miracles that He had been performing in His public ministry.Continue reading “Jesus in Our Midst”

Greater Than Our Doubts

Homily for December 23 | Friday of the 4th Week of Advent Elizabeth, a woman who was once barren, has given birth to John. What an incredible miracle for the Lord to have blessed her in that way. And because of that, everyone in her family knew; everyone in the town knew; they were allContinue reading “Greater Than Our Doubts”