Two weeks in a row now, the Gospel has ended with this haunting phrase, “Whoever has ears ought to hear.” So what are we supposed to hear? Each of the past two weeks we have heard a long and complicated parable in which our Lord explains what the Kingdom of Heaven is all about. Last […]Read more "God only needs a little seed"
“If you are what you should be, you will set the world on fire.” These words were written by St. Catherine of Siena, a 14th Century mystic from Italy, and are a fitting response to the words of our Lord in today’s Gospel: “I have come to set the world on fire, and how I […]Read more "Setting the World on Fire"
“Do not work for food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life.” In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. [Amen.] Work for the food that endures for eternal life. The food that endures for eternal life, the bread of life promised by our […]Read more "The Eucharist is Worth It: Working for the food that endures for eternal life"
Homily for the XV Sunday Through the Year Parish Church of St. John the Baptist 12 July 2015 God is able to bring light out of even the darkest of situations, and we saw an example of that recently in the church shooting tragedy in South Carolina. At a court hearing a few days after […]Read more "Repentance: The heart of the Gospel"
Homily for the XIV Sunday Through the YEar 5 July 2015 Parish Church of St. John the Baptist, New Haven “I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and constraints, for the sake of Christ; for when I am weak, then I am strong.” Thus St. Paul speaks to us in today’s epistle. Persecutions. (PAUSE) […]Read more "Suffering Persecution with Love: A response to the Supreme Court decision on “same-sex marriage”"