Monthly Archives: August 2015

Console One Another

When we lose someone we love to death there is a tendency for us feel despondent and to conclude that we never will see them again.  Yet death is not the end.  That is the message that Paul wanted to … Continue reading

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You Missed a Spot!

Click on the link below to hear my homily for today. Homily for 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 30, 2015 +5

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A Tranquil Life

It’s pretty obvious in today’s first reading that the Thessalonians asked Saint Paul to mediate problems that had arisen in that community.  In a blunt response Paul refused to get involved in such trivial matters and reminded them that they … Continue reading

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Make Prayer a Priority

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Stay Awake

We never know the day and the hour when Jesus will come.  Are we alert and awake to that possibility?  If we are honest, the answer is probably no.  We tie ourselves into knots about things that aren’t important but … Continue reading

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He is the Light

Psalm 139, which we hear today, is one of my favorites.  Its verses teach us something about the nature of God’s love for us.  The first reminds us that in everything that we do God is present to us, even if … Continue reading

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The Little Things

Have you ever wondered what God wants you to do with your life?  The answer can be found in today’s gospel passage from Matthew. Jesus said: “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites. You pay tithes of mint and … Continue reading

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