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Friday, December 25, 2015

12/25/15 The Imperfect Present

Homily from the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas).

Jesus is the perfect present given in the imperfect present.

So many people put off living well, celebrating well, and being happy by living in the past or waiting for the future. But Jesus comes to us here and now. He doesn't wait for things to be perfect, but comes to us in the imperfect present.

Mass Readings from December 25, 2015:
Isaiah 52:7-10
Hebrews 1:1-6
John 1:1-18

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Monday, December 14, 2015

12/13/15 The Promise: The Hope of the Promise

Homily from the Third Sunday in Advent.

Hope is the heart of every promise.

Hope is trust in another extended into the future. The promise of Jesus makes hope possible. Our “yes” to His promise makes hope actual. Mary, the Mother of Christians, makes our hope strong. Our hope is this: Jesus is with us…and will be with us.

Mass Readings from December 13, 2015:
Zephaniah 3:14-18
Philippians 4:4-7
Luke 3:1-6

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

12/08/15 The Promise: The Woman of the Promise

Homily from the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

I am your merciful mother, the merciful mother of all of you who live united in this land, and of all mankind, of all those who love me.

Mary is the woman of the Promise because she is the New Eve. God continues to fight the enemies of those whom He loves through the intercession of Mary, the Mother of His Son. Even though her “yes” cost her her life and the life of her Son, Mary continues to say “yes” to the Father when His children need God’s grace.

Mass Readings from December 8, 2015:
Genesis 3:9-15, 20
Ephesians 1:3-6, 11-12
Luke 1:26-38

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Monday, December 7, 2015

12/06/15 The Promise: The Mother of the Promise

Homily from Second Sunday in Advent.

A new Ark, a new Queen, a new Mother.

For centuries, God’s people walked in darkness and silence. When God’s presence overshadowed Mary, God proved that He keeps His promises.

Mass Readings from December 6, 2015:
Baruch 5:1-9
Philippians 1:4-6, 8-11
Luke 3:1-6

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Monday, November 30, 2015

11/29/15 The Promise: A Part of the Promise

Homily from the First Sunday in Advent.

Mary, the Mother of God, is a part of the promise. And so are you.

We can look back to the distant past. We can look to some unseen future. Or we can realize that we are called to participate in the Promises of God right here. Right now.

Mass Readings from November 29, 2015:
Jeremiah 33:14-16
1 Thessalonians 3:12—4:2
Luke 21:25-28, 34-36

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Monday, November 23, 2015

11/22/15 Christ the King

Homily from the Solemnity Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.

Is the Lord of the Universe the Lord of my life?

We all have something broken inside of us that we wish wasn’t there. We can try to ignore or or attempt to manage it. Those solutions never work. There is another way: we can let Jesus Christ, Lord of the Universe, be the Lord of our lives…including our brokenness.

Mass Readings from November 22, 2015:
Daniel 7:13-14
Revelation 1:5-8
John 18:33B-37

Due to the holiday there is no Bible Study this week. Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 16, 2015

11/15/15 Ordinary Time: Grow and Guard

Homily from the Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time.

We guard what we value.

If God has a vision for life, we have to grow that vision. We have to cultivate it and use it. But we also have to care for God’s vision for our lives. We have to protect and guard it. Above all else, guard your heart. If we don’t guard this “central part” of ourselves, we won’t have it when we need it.

Mass Readings from November 15, 2015:
Daniel 12:1-3
Hebrews 10:11-14, 18
Mark 13:24-32

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Monday, November 9, 2015

11/08/15 Ordinary Time: The Last Ten Percent

Homily from the Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Do you give out of your surplus or out of your substance?

Our lives are marked by sacrifice. In many ways, Christian sacrifice is taking ordinary things and making them sacred by offering them to God. But if we only offer God our surplus, then the only things in our lives that get transformed are our “extra” things. The core of our life remains unchanged. We can give God our “first fruits”…our first ten percent. Or we can live extraordinary lives by giving God the last ten percent.

Mass Readings from November 08, 2015:
1 Kings 17:10-16
Hebrews 9:24-28
Mark 12:38-44

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Monday, November 2, 2015

11/01/15 Ordinary Time: Ask. Offer. Accept.

Homily from the Solemnity of All Saints.

Be what you are and be that well.

Winning in the Christian life is also called “being a saint”. Winning is possible. Being a saint means willing what God wills. It means allowing every moment to be a holy moment by asking God to be present, offering Him each moment, and resolving to accept His will.

Mass Readings from November 1, 2015:
Revelation 7:2-4, 9-14
1 John 3:1-3
Matthew 5:1-12

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Monday, October 26, 2015

10/25/15 Ordinary Time: Do It Now

Homily from the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

The one difference between potential and sanctity.

You have everything you need to be the saint God created you to be. You have all of the potential you need. There is one difference between the saints and the rest of us: when it comes to doing it now or doing it later...the saints do it now.

Mass Readings from October 25, 2015:
Jeremiah 31:7-9
Hebrews 5:1-6
Mark 10:46-52

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Monday, October 19, 2015

10/18/15 Ordinary Time: No Wonder

Homily from the Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

You've never met an ordinary person.

We have an entitlement problem. In order to escape that problem, in order to live lives out of the ordinary, we need to rediscover wonder.

Mass Readings from October 18, 2015:
Isaiah 53:10-11
Hebrews 4:14-16
Mark 10:35-45

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Monday, October 12, 2015

10/11/15 Ordinary Time: Drifting

Homily from the Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Without a vision, the people perish.

You need a vision, a plan, and will to live the kind of life that God wants for you.

Mass Readings from October 11, 2015:
Wisdom 7:7-11
Hebrews 4:12-13
Mark 10:17-30

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Monday, October 5, 2015

10/04/15 One and Only: The Only One

Homily from the Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time.

You feel alone. You aren’t the only one.

We have a loneliness problem. Each of us can feel like we are the only one who feels alone, unknown, and unloved. God has a plan for our lives, but it is not the elimination of loneliness. It is something more. God’s plan for our lives, our being made in His image (God is love) is more than “loneliness avoidance”. God’s plan for our lives is that we learn to love, to participate in the school of love, and be an image of His love to the world.

Mass Readings from October 4, 2015:
Genesis 2:18-24
Hebrews 2:9-11
Mark 10:2-16

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Monday, September 28, 2015

09/27/15 One and Only: Exceptional

Homily from the Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

If I see myself as one to whom the rules don’t apply…I will see myself as one to whom the grace cannot reach.

We are all tempted to fall into the trap of believing that we are the exception. The rules apply to “other people”, but they don’t apply to me. Other people should behave a certain way, but in my case, I have a “pass”. I am the exception. I am exceptional. The problem with this is that it can lead us not only into a pattern of excuses and exemption, but we can also begin to see ourselves as being the exception when it comes to God’s mercy.

Mass Readings from September 27, 2015:
Numbers 11:25-29
James 5:1-6
Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48

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Monday, September 21, 2015

09/20/15 One and Only: Somebody Special

Homily from the Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

It matters to know why your life matters.

We all want to be someone special. Every one of us has something inside of us that wants to prove that we are unique. What do we have that proves we are worth choosing, that we are worth loving? Some people have a long list of accomplishments or qualities that seem to prove that they deserve to be the One and Only…but where does worth really come from? The answer to this question makes all the difference.

Mass Readings from September 20, 2015:
Wisdom 2:12, 17-20
James 3:16—4:3
Mark 9:30-37

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Monday, September 14, 2015

09/13/15 One Among Many?

Homily from the Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Jesus is either one among many or He is the One and Only.

In a culturally diverse world, it is easy to see Christianity as simply one more religion among many. Jesus could easily be seen as just one more holy person among many. Is there any evidence that could lead us to staking our entire lives on the Christian claim? And the entire Christian claim rises and falls on the answer to this one question: is Jesus merely one among many? Or is he the One and Only?

Mass Readings from September 13, 2015:
Isaiah 50:5-9
James 2:14-18
Mark 8:27-35

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Monday, September 7, 2015

09/06/15 The Long Way

Homily from the Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Sometimes the long way is the best way.

So often, we can become obsessed with our destination, or distracted by the journey. Jesus took His disciples on an eight month walk so that they could learn how to live like Him.

Mass Readings from September 06, 2015:
Isaiah 35:4-7
James 2:1-5
Mark 7:31-37

Monday, August 31, 2015

08/30/15 Showing Up

Homily from the Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time.

The one thing that makes the most difference is completely in your control.

There are countless areas of life that are beyond our control. We can't control how others will act, what our roommate will be like, or when our big breaks will happen. But we can control whether we show up or not. For His part, God has made His promise: He will always show up. He is not God "over there", but God "with us".

Mass Readings from August 30, 2015:
Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8
James 1:17-18, 21-22, 27
Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

Sunday, August 23, 2015

08/23/15 Cattle Prod

Homily from the Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Being a disciple requires that we decide whom we will serve.

It can sometimes be easier to decide whom to serve when there is clear opposition. When Joshua led the people of Israel into the Promised Land, their enemy was obvious. Then, it was clear that they needed virtue and knowledge, to be strong and courageous. But what happens when there is no obvious "enemy"? In that case, it is even more crucial to make the decision...or the decision will be made for you.

Mass Readings from August 23, 2015:
Joshua 24:1-2, 15-18
Ephesians 5:21-32
John 6:60-69

Monday, August 17, 2015

08/16/15 A Bad Investment

Homily from the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

You know you are meant to live forever. Why aren't you living like it?

Some people can go through their whole lives not knowing the real reason they are alive. Others may know the reason, but they live as if they don't. The Bible has a special word for that second kind of person: "fool". The "game of life" can be lost by someone who is merely foolish just as easily as it can be lost by someone who is evil. You are made to win. Which means you are meant to live as someone who is wise.

Mass Readings from August 16, 2015:
Proverbs 9:1-6
Ephesians 5:15-20
John 6:51-58

Sunday, July 5, 2015

07/05/15 Want vs Ought

Homily from the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Freedom is not the power to do what you want, it is the power to do what you ought.

All of us have something about our situation or ourselves that we hate. Freedom and grace don't mean that God takes away all of our weaknesses, but Jesus can work through our weaknesses. By letting God's grace into our wounds and weaknesses, His grace is enough...for His power is made perfect in weakness.

Mass Readings from July 5, 2015:
Ezekiel 2:2-5
2 Corinthians 12:7-10
Mark 6:1-6

Sunday, June 28, 2015

06/28/15 The Test

Homily from the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

If you have been gifted, will you be a gift?

We all face tests throughout our lives. The worst tests are arbitrary. The best tests reveal the truth about where we are. Saint Paul invites the Church to take the test of whether we are living in God's image, willing to give from our blessings.

Mass Readings from June 28, 2015:
Wisdom 1:13-15; 2:23-24
2 Corinthians 8:7, 9, 13-15
Mark 5:21-43

Sunday, June 21, 2015

06/21/15 Living for More

Homily from the Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

When you find something worth living for, the best gift is your presence.

We spend our lives on any number of pursuits. It is a great gift to discover someone to whom you can give your life. Fathers are meant to be this gift for their children. Christ is this gift for us. In His strength and service, Jesus is the model of fatherhood: the gift of His presence.

Mass Readings from June 21, 2015:
Job 38:1, 8-11
2 Corinthians 5:14-17
Mark 4:35-41

Monday, June 8, 2015

06/07/15 The Mass Makes a Difference

Homily from the Solemnity of Corpus Christi.

The Eucharist is the most powerful prayer that exists. Yet so many Catholics don't expect anything to "happen" at Mass. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass isn't just something to do; the Mass makes a difference.

Mass Readings from June 07, 2015:
Exodus 24:3-8
Hebrews 9:11-15
Mark 14:12-16, 22-26

Monday, June 1, 2015

05/31/15 Make Disciples

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Homily from the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. Given at the Sunday Mass at the Encounter Young Adult Conference in St. Louis, Missouri.

What is the point of the Church?

Jesus gave the Church the Great Commission. We have a choice: either we strive for this or we are "okay" with settling for failure as the norm.

Mass Readings from May 31, 2015:
Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40
Romans 8:14-17
Matthew 28:16-20

05/30/15 Young and Stupid

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Homily from the Saturday(!) of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time. Given at the Encounter Young Adult Conference in St. Louis, Missouri.

Live so as to become wise.

Our world idolizes youth. But older (and wiser) generations valued something more than youth. A life spent pursuing this valuable commodity is a life well lived.

Mass Readings from May 30, 2015:
Sirach 51:12-20
Mark 11:27-33



Monday, May 11, 2015

05/10/15 As If: Your Life Matters

Homily from the Sixth Sunday of Easter.

Does your life matter? Do you live like it does?

Most of us think that we matter, but very few of us actually live as our life is important. We waste time on relationships that won’t last. We spend ourselves managing other people’s perception of us rather than pursue excellence. And we care more about our own fame than God’s glory. In this one life that we have been given, you have been chosen to bear a different kind of fruit…the kind that will last.

Mass Readings from May 10, 2015:
Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48
1 John 4:7-10
John 15:9-17

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Monday, May 4, 2015

05/03/15 As If: Jesus Was Our Source

Homily from the Fifth Sunday of Easter.

Where is your confidence in a world without certainty?

We are overwhelmed by the challenges and uncertainty of life. To walk with faith is to walk with Christ. To remain in Christ is to make intentional and specific decisions to follow Him. When we cannot do this all at once, we do it through small, possible steps.

Mass Readings from May 3, 2015:
Acts 9:26-31
1 John 3:18-24
John 15:1-8

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Monday, April 27, 2015

04/26/15 As If: You Had Something to Say

Homily from the Fourth Sunday of Easter.

If you were put on the spot, would you have an answer?

There will be times in our life when we will have to answer some important questions. When that day comes, will you have something to say? Or will you be speechless?

Mass Readings from April 26, 2015:
Acts 4:8-12
1 John 3:1-2
John 10:11-18

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

04/19/15 As If: God Had Something to Say

Homily from the Third Sunday of Easter.

God has something He wants you to know.

Too often, Catholics aren't changed by the Scriptures. But God wants that to change.

Mass Readings from April 19, 2015:
Acts 3:13-15, 17-19
1 John 2:1-5
Luke 24:35-48

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Monday, April 13, 2015

04/12/15 As If: You Really Believed

Homily from Divine Mercy Sunday.

What would your life look like if you lived this week as if you had faith?

Our faith is based off of the fact of the Resurrection. Often, we think that “having faith” means “feeling” a certain way. But real Christian faith is based on a fact and lived out in actions. We are called to both profess our faith and to then exercise our faith.



Mass Readings from April 12, 2015:
Acts 4:32-35
1 John 5:1-6
John 20:19-31

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Monday, April 6, 2015

04/05/15 Unnecessary

People believe all sorts of things. The fact of Christ's resurrection frees us from myths and makes all things new...including you.

Mass Readings from April 5, 2015:
Acts 10:34, 37-43
Colossians 3:1-4
John 20:1-9

Monday, March 30, 2015

03/29/15 Give Me a Sign: The Heart of the Covenant

The New Covenant is the very Heart of God.

For the early Church, the New Testament was the Eucharist. The New Covenant was sealed in the very Body and Blood of Jesus. Because of this New Covenant in Christ’s Body, we not only have a relationship with God, we have full access to God’s heart.

Mass Readings from March 29, 2015:
Isaiah 50:4-7
Philippians 2:6-11
Mark 14:1—15:47

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Monday, March 23, 2015

03/22/14 Give Me A Sign: The Meal

To consume the meal is to consummate the covenant.

The final and essential element to establishing a covenant is the sharing of a ritual meal. This action brought the covenant to completion, and sealed the family bonds. In the new and eternal covenant, the meal we consume is nothing less than the very Body and Blood of the God who hands Himself over for us.

Mass Readings from March 22, 2015:
Jeremiah 31:31-34
Hebrews 5:7-9
Mark 9:2-10

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Monday, March 9, 2015

03/08/15 Give Me A Sign: The Oath

Words mean something.

Words have power. When we call upon God to witness and be a part of our statements, they can become oaths. Oaths are essential for covenants and the stakes couldn't be higher. Every Sacrament is a covenant (or a participation in a covenant) and this means that we ought to be careful what we "say".

Mass Readings from March 8, 2015:
Exodus 20:1-17
Romans 8:31-34
Mark 9:2-10

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Monday, March 2, 2015

03/01/15 Give Me a Sign: Sign and Sacrifice

Real relationships involve real sacrifice.

Covenants establish real relationships. God's covenant with us, sealed by His own sacrifice, established that the Eucharist is the sign and the sacrifice of the new and eternal covenant.

Mass Readings from March 1, 2015:
Genesis 22:1-2, 9, 10-13, 15-18
Romans 8:31-34
Mark 9:2-10

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Monday, February 23, 2015

02/22/15 Give Me A Sign: Sign of the Covenant

Signs that cause what they signify.

Every covenant has a visible sign. This sign brings about, renews, or expresses the invisible reality of a new relationship being formed. Beginning with the very first page of the Bible, God establishes a real relationship with His people. The sign and Sacrament of Baptism brings the covenants of history into your story.

Mass Readings from February 22, 2015:
Genesis 9:8-15
1 Peter 3:18-22
Mark 1:12-15

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

02/18/15 One Percent

Too many times we "do something" for Lent solely based off the idea that "I should or "I want to". This Lent, ask Jesus if He has any ideas of what He wants you to do to get closer to Him.

Mass Readings from Wednesday, February 18:
Joel 2:12-18
2 Corinthians 5:20—6:2
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18

Monday, February 16, 2015

02/15/15 Mind the Gap: Surrender

The one thing in a relationship that changes everything in the relationship is trust.

What would your life look like if you knew that you could absolutely trust God? If you knew that, even in the midst of suffering and failure, rejection and sickness, God’s will could be done as long as you were willing to trust Him and say “yes”? The one thing that closes the gap between who we are and who we are meant to be — more than anything else — is to trust God at each moment and surrender to a God who loves you.

Mass Readings from February 15, 2015:
Leviticus 13:1-2, 44-46
1 Corinthians 10:31—11:1
Mark 1:40-45

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Monday, February 9, 2015

02/08/15 Mind the Gap: The Task

Doing the task that is set before you as best you can--no more and no less--is the mark of a person becoming who they are meant to be.

Jesus lived on mission. This meant that He did what He needed to do when He needed to do it the way He needed to do it. If we are going to close the gap between who we are and who we are meant to be, we need to be willing to do the job at hand.

Mass Readings from February 08, 2015:
Job 7:1-4, 6-7
1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-23
Mark 1:29-39

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Monday, February 2, 2015

02/01/15 Mind the Gap: Intimidated

To close the gap between you and who you were meant to be, you have to be willing to close the gap between you and God.

Closing the gap is intimidating. Meeting the true and living God is intimidating. But it is as easy as letting yourself be loved.

Mass Readings from February 01, 2015:
Deuteronomy 18:15-20
1 Corinthians 7:32-35
Mark 1:21-28

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Monday, January 26, 2015

01/25/15 Mind the Gap: Quitter

To start closing the gap, learn to quit.

Do we need more information in order to follow Jesus? Or do we need more courage?

Mass Readings from January 25, 2015:
Jonah 3:1-5, 10
1 Corinthians 7:29-31
Mark 1:14-20


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