We all have those moments where we say or do something prideful. In my homily I share one of those moments in my life and what we can do to overcome pride.
Have you ever disagreed with God? I share one example of when I tried to tell God what to do. Listen to my homily to find out what happened.
Jesus healed the deaf and mute man. We are like the him spiritually speaking in that we often struggle to hear God speaking to us and do not often speak about God and our relationship with Him to others. In this homily, I share some ways that God can speak with us if we are open to it. Listen to my homily to learn more!
Sometimes we can get caught up with the rules of the faith, and forget what the whole point of it is. The Pharisees and scribes did this, but Jesus calls them out on their hypocrisy. Listen to my homily to learn the point of our Faith.
Did you know that Jesus Christ is married? St. Paul tells us that His bride is the Church! In this homily I make connections among, St. Louis, Marriage, and the Eucharist. Listen and learn.
We all have a desire to be known and to be loved for who we are. We desire to reveal ourselves and be accepted and cared for even in our weaknesses. Jesus knows us perfectly and loves us more than we can imagine. He wants to be known and loved too. Jesus reveals something personal and risks rejection when He says, "I am the Bread of Life"! Listen to my homily to go deeper into this mystery of the Eucharist.
To receive God's grace we must believe that we can, be open to receiving it, step out in faith to seek it, and clear our hearts and minds from distractions. Listen to my homily for more tips and inspiration!
God wants us to be in relationship with Him. He calls us and invites, but does not force us to be His disciples. He chooses us for holiness, but will not force us to be holy, we must choose to live a life of holiness cooperating with His grace. Once we are built up in loving relationship with Christ, He sends us to draw others to be in relationship with Him too. God called me to be a priest, but I was a Nuclear Engineer first. Listen to my homily and get a glimpse of my transition into the priesthood!
If we want to encounter God and receive His grace, then we need to have faith and be open to it. Listen to my homily and learn more about it including how in my weakness I fell away from the Catholic faith, and by God's mercy came back again.
My last Sunday homily at Ascension. We see a theme of healing in our Gospel passage. God wants to heal us, especially in ways that help us get to Heaven! Listen to my homily to learn more and hear my final farewell to the first parish I was a part of as a priest.
We can face many kinds of storms in our lives and wonder where God is in all of it? Does He care? Why is He letting this happen? Listen to my homily and get some answers!