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Comfortable With Not Being Fully Understood

Homily for Saturday of the Twenty-Fifth Week in Ordinary Time Readings of the Day Our Gospel passage is short today, so it would be helpful to provide the context in Luke’s gospel. This passage comes immediately after the Transfiguration. As Jesus, Peter, James and John are coming back down the mountain, Jesus performs an exorcism […]

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Reluctant Followers | Homily for Feast of Saint Matthew

Our Gospel today is beautiful — and yet so frustratingly simple. Jesus says to Matthew the Tax-Collector, “Follow me.” And Matthew gets right up… and follows the Lord immediately. End of story. No other details are provided. For all we know, there was no struggle in Matthew’s heart. No anxious hesitation or battle of the […]

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Look Upon Your Own Death | Homily for Feast of the Exultation of the Holy Cross

Every time we look at the Cross of Jesus Christ, we look upon our own death. This is the boast of the Christian soul, right? That in the Lord Jesus, we have already died. And so looking to the Cross is to look at our own dying and rising in Him. Yes, we look upon […]