Homilies

From the Past Year

  • Receiving the Seed of Faith
    “But once it is sown, it springs up and becomes the largest of plants and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the sky can dwell in its shade.”
  • Homecoming
    “Here are my mother and my brothers. For whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.”
  • Life Is in the Blood
    “When Christ came as high priest … passing through the greater and more perfect tabernacle … he entered once for all into the sanctuary …”
  • The Living Power of Love
    “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall
    “Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained”
  • Witness to the Ascension
    “So then the Lord Jesus, after he spoke to them, was taken up into heaven and took his seat at the right hand of God.”
  • Remain in My Love
    “This is my commandment: love one another as I love you.”
  • Grace and Judgment
    “I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in them will bear much fruit.”
  • Mine Know Me
    “I am the good shepherd, and I know mine and mine know me …”
  • Kairos: the Critical Moment
    “Look at my hands and my feet, that it is I myself.”
  • As the Father Has Sent Me …
    “’Have you come to believe because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.”
  • We Are an Easter People
    “For they did not yet understand the Scripture that he had to rise from the dead.”
  • Beyond Expectations
    “He has been raised. He is not here.”
  • Service as Eucharist
    “It is finished.”
  • Selfless Eucharist
    “I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do.”
  • What Are You Looking For?
    Palm Sunday Scripture Readings God and humankind seem always to be at cross-purposes. God is forever reaching out to show himself to us, to tell us about himself, and to lift us up out of… Read more: What Are You Looking For?
  • When We Are Lifted Up
    “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.”
  • Doing the Truth
    “Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.”
  • Cleansing the Temple
    “Take these out of here, and stop making my Father’s house a marketplace.”
  • 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.”