15th Sunday OT – Social Justice Homily (readings) A few years ago, I flew out to Ohio for my brother’s wedding; a day or so…
21st Sunday OT – Cycle C – Wedding – Homiletics Today, in addition to celebrating the Holy Mass, all of us will be witnessing the…
My brothers and sisters, today we gather for two reasons, firstly to remember the life, death, and resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ, and secondly…
Christ speaks in both the 1st reading and the Gospel today, and both times he speaks to the disciples, and us too, saying, “you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses; [proclaiming] repentance and forgiveness of sins to [the ends of the earth].”
O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, We offer You our prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart, in union with the Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered throughout the world, in reparation for our sins, for the intentions of all our relatives and friends, and in particular for the intentions of the pope. Amen.
When times are good, it is very easy to do the will of the Father. But what happens in bad times? Do we still have the courage to say: “Thy will be done?” For good or bad, nothing happens to us that is not allowed by God.
Many people are peaceable as long as no one interferes with them, and all goes in accordance with their own will; but the slightest contradiction irritates them terribly. Such people are like stagnant water, which is all well enough as long as it is left alone; but stir it up, and it emits a most unpleasant odor.
How then do we love our neighbor for God’s sake? How do we make this love an act of the will? Well, if instead of noticing all the bad things, all the annoyances, nuisances, mistakes, and sins, if instead we begin to notice the good in our neighbor, we’re well on our way to loving God in them.
Mothers, when you gave birth to your little ones, God placed an obligation on you and their father to teach them the faith, and at their baptism, you shared that obligation with their godparents; don’t neglect it.
It’s as if we have this infinite black hole inside of us that can only be filled by the infinite. We try and try to fill it time and again with the created things of this world, and each and every time we find that these things don’t satisfy for more than an instant.