Sermons from October 2015

From the way side to Jesus side

FROM THE WAY SIDE TO JESUS’ SIDE Historical record describes that the hill on the west side of Jericho once provided a delightful sight with splendid colors of flowers, mingling with the orange blossoms and palm trees. Bartimaeus, who lived on a fertile valley in Jericho, could smell the fragrant blossoms and heard the leaves…

Pains-taking prayer?

Pains- taking prayer? The Lord commands us to “confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and favor and to find help in time of need. When we do this, however, we should try to understand the implications of what we are asking. If we ask for many to be justified and saved, we…

True wealth goes beyond money

  True Wealth Goes beyond Money   When we say that someone is “wealthy,” what are we really saying? Wealth implies abundance, but there are different kinds of abundance, different kinds of wealth. This rich young man who wanted to follow Jesus had an abundance of material goods. That’s what we normally think about when…

Permanency and fidelity in marriage

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Permanency and Fidelity in Marriage From the Book of Genesis (which literally means “beginnings”) we come to know that God is the Creator of light, land, sea, vegetation, animals, human beings, and everything else in the universe. Our First Reading particularly tells us that God rescues man from loneliness and…