Monthly Archives: May 2016

Everything?

What would life be like if we gave up everything and just followed Jesus?  Can we even conceive of such a thing?  If you are like me, the answer is probably not.  What about our families, our jobs, our comfortable … Continue reading

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Jesus and the Rich Man

Today’s gospel passage from Mark’s gospel is a challenging one.  It was beautifully portrayed in Franco Zefferelli’s classic film, Jesus of Nazareth. As Jesus was setting out on a journey, a man ran up, knelt down before him, and asked … Continue reading

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Trinity Sunday

Homily for Trinity Sunday, May 21, 2016 +4

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Prayer is the Answer

We make things so complicated, do we not?  Some situations in our lives are truly simple, as James reminds us in today’s first reading. Beloved: Is anyone among you suffering? He should pray. Is anyone in good spirits? He should … Continue reading

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Do Not Complain About One Another

Today’s advice from Saint James might be the most difficult for us to take.  After all, don’t we often believe that our failings are someone else’s fault?  We complain.  We complain about our parents, our children, our friends, our co-workers, our government, even … Continue reading

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Folly

There are consequences to the choices that we make while we are among the living.  If we live so as to glorify the Lord, we can have a reasonable expectation to live forever  in heaven.  If, however, we lead a life … Continue reading

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A Puff of Smoke

Today I am happy, healthy and full of life.  Tomorrow I may be dead.  It sounds sort of crazy, but the truth is that one of my todays will be my last.  The catch is that I’ll never know which … Continue reading

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