Sermons from June 2016

Keeping Christ First

Jesus is traveling to Jerusalem for the last 􀆟me. Along the way, He meets three men who have heard His call in their hearts. These encounters teach us three tough lessons about what it means to follow Christ. Today I would like to focus on just one of them.* To follow Christ, we have to…

Who do you say that I am?

Who do you say that I am? The prophet Zachariah in our first reading, prophesized that Jesus will be coming. He will bring a spirit of grace and petition to the inhabitants of Jerusalem in the house of David. They will look at Him who has been pierced and they shall mourn for Him. There…

Attitudes of Forgiveness

ATTITUDES OF FORGIVENESS This Sunday’s readings are all about our attitudes toward forgiveness and repentance. In the first reading from 2 Samuel in today’s Mass, the prophet, Nathan, confronts KingDavid with his sinfulness. His adultery leads to one sin after another ending in the death of Bathsheba’s husband, Uriah, all planned by David to keep…

Loving our unlikely neighbors as ourselves

Loving Our Unlikely Neighbors as Ourselves   God often works in unpredictable ways. This Christian truth helps us in at least one extremely important area of our lives, our dealings with other people. Some people we naturally get along with; we just like them, and they like us. With these kinds of people it’s easy…

THIS IS MY BODY, WHICH IS FOR YOU!!!!!

THIS IS MY BODY, WHICH IS FOR YOU!!!!! Jesus continues to say to each of us: “This is My body” and “This is My blood.” Jesus says: “My flesh is real food and My blood real drink.” When we receive Holy Communion, we receive the body and blood, soul and divinity of Jesus. Most of…