Homily Archive

Are you preparing NOW for “the resurrection?” Here’s how you do it…Love One Another!

The main theme of all of today’s readings is the reality of life after death and of the relationship between our lives on earth and the life of glory or punishment that will follow. The readings invite us to consider the true meaning of the Resurrection in our lives.

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How hard are you trying to see Jesus?

This weekend’s passage from the Holy Gospel tells the familiar story of Zacchaeus. As we say today, Zacchaeus was “vertically challenged” (just plain short!). He knew that Jesus was coming to town and he wanted to see this person that everyone was talking about.

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Have you left any room in your heart for God…or is it all filled up with you?

This weekend’s Holy Gospel teaches us a lesson on the difference between pride and humility. Further, the passage underlines the fact that the person of pride is so full of him/herself that there is no room for God to have a place!

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Are You a Person of Prayer? Do You Believe in Prayer…Talking With God?

This weekend’s Holy Gospel reminds us once again about the importance of prayer. Prayer should be a part of every- one’s life, not just the “saintly” among us.

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Would People Who Know You Describe You as a Grateful Person?

This weekend’s Holy Gospel passage underlines the importance of GRATITUDE. I’m sorry to say this, but I think gratitude is a quality that is sadly lacking in our society.

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Do You Look for Ways to Strengthen Your Faith?

If I were to ask you what FAITH is, would you be able to respond? Faith is one of those words that most people know, but find it difficult to put into words.

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Are You Intent Upon Using Your Gifts to Lift Up Others?

Last weekend we were reminded that God needs to come first in our lives.

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Are you ready to answer Jesus today if He calls and says, “What’s this I hear about you?”

There’s a sentence near the beginning of the passage of the Holy Gospel for this weekend that caught my eye immediately. It was this… “What’s this I hear about you?” I stopped after reading this sentence and pictured God saying the sentence to me!

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Do You Have Any Idea How Much God Loves You and Longs for You to be Close to Him?

If someone were to ask a group of people which parable in the Holy Gospel is their favorite, I would be willing to bet big money on a high percentage of the people naming this weekend’s parable as their favorite.

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