Faith-Jesus-Healing

HOMILY ADVENT WEEK 01 05 – Year II Seeing with the Eyes of Faith: Memorial of St. Francis Xavier (Isaiah 29:17-24; Ps 27; Mt 9:27-31) *********************************************** “Do you see what I see?” This line from a familiar Christmas Carol, along with today’s readings, invite us to see Jesus with the eyes of faith, and come […]

Faith-Will of God

HOMILY ADVENT WEEK 01 04 – Year II Humble and Obedient Faith in God (Isaiah 26:1-6; Ps 118; Mt 7:21, 24-27) *************************************************** “Only the ones who do the will of my Father in heaven will enter the kingdom of God.” Jesus could not be clearer or more direct than this teaching: “Not everyone who says […]

Faith-Eschatology-Grace

HOMILY ADVENT WEEK 01 03 – Year II Realized Eschatology and Abundant Grace: (Is 25:6-10; Ps 23; Mt 15:29-37) ************************************************* Did you realize that we are actually to be immersed in realized eschatology? Christian life is all about both living in the graced reign of God here and now, while being on the way to […]

Faith-Advent-Waiting

HOMILY ADVENT SUNDAY ONE – C Celebrate an Advent Triple-Header (Jeremiah 33:14-16; Psalm 25; 1 Thes 3:12-4:2; Luke 21:25-28, 34-36) ************************************************************ In the world of baseball, a triple-header is when two teams play three games against each other in succession over a few days. That sporting event pales in comparison with the liturgical triple-header that […]

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