Sunday, December 24, 2017

Homily: 4th Sunday of Advent



Advent quickly comes to a close tonight, but do not allow the Christmas celebration to overshadow the message given to us in this Sunday’s Gospel.  For it is Mary’s ‘yes’ which allows the incarnation to take place...but how should that change the way we live?  Perhaps a story from Fr. Greg Boyle about a former gang member coming back from visiting the White House just may open our eyes to how kinship is more important than kingship.  A message that just may allow your soul to feel its worth! 
 

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Homily: 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time



It would seem at first glance, the Parable of the Talents seems fairly clear about our need to use and multiply our “talents” to our fullest ability – unlike the third servant who buried his.  But of course, this being a parable, it is never that simple.  For if you look at this first century story, using insight from current scripture scholars, with a sympathetic eye towards the third slave and recognize the master for what he is, a very different and surprising story unfolds. 

What is that story and how could it change the way you live?
 
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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Homily: 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time A



The Parable of the Ten Virgins is enriched with a number of metaphorical images designed to drive home the message of always being prepared. But was does that mean to you and me?  What does that look like? And tapping into one of today’s Gospel metaphors, what is the oil that we need to be placing in our lamps?

Rather than focusing on End Time what would happen with our lives if we spent that energy living in Now Time, This Time, Present and Presence?  See what I mean and check it out….
 
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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Homily: 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time A


“Many are invited, but few are chosen” may be one of the most misinterpreted and misused scripture passages ever written. Used by many to divide and exclude, actually when you understand the context of this parable you will see that it is all about how to include and be open to an invitation that is always present for all people.

Sounds confusing?  It’s not.  See what I mean…
 

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Homily: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time A



Same pay for those who work a full day versus those who work only an hour?  What was Jesus thinking?  This is “Good News”?

Like many other parables, on the surface this one seems to make no sense.  But dig down a bit, and try to think more like my grandsons and you will begin to see and feel the point that Jesus was making…as he describes God’s generous love for all of us.

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