Homilies

From the Past Year

  • Beyond the Bible
    “This is my beloved Son. Listen to him.”
  • Temptation Reimagined
    “He was among wild beasts, and the angels ministered to him.”
  • A Recipe for Repentance
    “Take care not to perform righteous deeds in order that people may see them.”
  • To Pray as We Ought
    “‘I do will it. Be made clean.’ The leprosy left him immediately, and he was made clean.”
  • The Disciples’ Transformation
    “He approached, grasped her hand, and helped her up. Then the fever left her and she waited on them.”
  • The Human Dilemma
    “I know who you are—the Holy One of God!”
  • Detachment from Fear
    “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
  • Steps to Discipleship
    Second Sunday Scripture Readings Today, we begin to follow the ministry of Jesus—a ministry that commenced when his true identity was revealed at his baptism by John in the Jordan River. In a short while,… Read more: Steps to Discipleship
  • We Have Seen His Star
    “They were overjoyed at seeing the star, and on entering the house they saw the child with Mary his mother.”
  • Becoming the God-Bearer
    “And Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart.”
  • Dimensions of Spirituality
    “The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favor of God was upon him.”
  • The Message Takes Flesh
    “And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.”
  • Keeping the Night Watch
    “For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Christ and Lord.”
  • People Full of Grace
    “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord, may it be done to me according to your word.”
  • Herald of the Nativity
    “I baptize with water; but there is one among you whom you do not recognize, the one who is coming after me, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to untie.”
  • John, Jesus, and Elijah
    “John went throughout the whole region of the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.”
  • The Future Is Now
    “What I say to you, I say to all: ‘Watch!”
  • The Christian Option
    “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit upon his glorious throne.”
  • The Day of Reckoning
    “’Well done, my good and faithful servant. Since you were faithful in small matters, I will give you great responsibilities.’”
  • Unprepared for the Spirit
    “‘Lord, Lord, open the door for us!’ But he said in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, I do not know you.’”
  • The Hypocrisy of Privilege
    “Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but whoever humbles himself will be exalted.”
  • Saint <Your Name Here>
    “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.”
  • Incarnation in Action
    “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?”
  • Caesar and God
    “Then repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.”
  • Our Place at the Table
    “Bind his hands and feet and cast him into the darkness outside.”
  • The Vineyard of the Soul
    “The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.”
  • Obedient Unto Death
    “…and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
  • The Last Judgment
    “My friend, I am not cheating you. Did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage? Take what is yours and go.”
  • Why Should I Forgive Them?
    “Should you not have had pity on your fellow servant as I had pity on you?”
  • Human and Divine
    “For wherever two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”
  • The Cost of Discipleship
    “For the Son of Man will come with his angels in his Father’s glory.”
  • Five Milestones of Faith
    Twenty-First Sunday Scripture Readings In the region of Caesarea Philippi—a Gentile territory far to the north of Galilee, Jesus sits down with his disciples and says, “Look, guys, I know they’re talking about me. What’re… Read more: Five Milestones of Faith
  • It Is Good to Give Thanks
    “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.”
  • Where’s God?
    Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.”
  • White Vestments on a Green Day
    “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.”
  • The Reign of God Is in You
    “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net thrown into the sea, which collects fish of every kind.”
  • Gather Us In
    “First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles for burning; but gather the wheat into my barn.”
  • Thy Kingdom Come
    “Whoever has ears ought to hear.”
  • Surrender to Win
    “Come to me all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.”
  • Adjusting Our Focus
    “And whoever gives only a cup of cold water to one of these little ones to drink because the little one is a disciple—amen, I say to you, he will surely not lose his reward.”
  • The Allegiance to Systemic Greed
    “Then he summoned his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits to drive them out and to cure every disease and every illness.”
  • God of Flesh and Blood
    “Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day.”
  • A Matter of Life and Death
    “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.”
  • Receive the Holy Spirit
    “Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.”
  • Your Ascension into Glory
    “And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”
  • The Power of Love
    “On that day you will realize that I am in my Father and you are in me and I in you.”
  • Where Is Your God?
    “Whoever has seen me has seen the Father.”
  • That They May Have Life
    “I am the gate. Whoever enters through me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture.”
  • The Breaking of the Bread
    “And it happened that, while he was with them at table, he took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them.”
  • Have You Seen the Risen Christ?
    “Have you come to believe because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.”
  • To See and Believe
    Easter Sunday Scripture Readings This Easter morning, we are treated to the story of the Resurrection of Jesus according to John, the beloved disciple. While by this time, we’re well acquainted with the mystical gospel… Read more: To See and Believe
  • Who Is Risen?
    “Do not be afraid! I know that you are seeking Jesus the crucified. He is not here, for he has been raised just as he said.”