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Monday, December 26, 2016

12/25/16 The God Who Risks

Homily from the Nativity of Our Lord (Christmas Mass).

Risk is at the heart of Christianity.

The world is a dangerous place. To be a Christian is a dangerous call. Jesus offers us a mission and a role, but not certainty. To be a follower of Jesus means to leap, to risk, and to fight.

Mass Readings from December 25, 2016:
Isaiah 52:7-10
Psalm 98:1, 2-3, 3-4, 5-6
Hebrews 1:1-6
John 1:1-18

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

12/11/16 Joy to the World: Unconditional Joy

Homily from the Third Sunday of Advent.

If I do this, then I will get that.

Is it possible to love without conditions? Is it possible to have faith without conditions? Is it possible to have joy without conditions? When we love to love God for His own sake, unconditional joy can be a reality.

Mass Readings from December 11, 2016:
Isaiah 35:1-6, 10
Psalm 146:6-7, 8-9, 9-10
James 5:7-10
Matthew 11:2-11

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Monday, December 5, 2016

12/04/16 Joy to the World: Anti-Fragile Joy

Homily from the Second Sunday of Advent.

The joy that can thrive in any environment.

Christian joy is more than a feeling. It is the sense of well-being that is the fruit of something else. It is the fruit of a life lived in God. A life “lived in God” is eminently practical; it simply involves the honest prayer, “Father, Thy will be done." If a person lives this prayer in every environment, one can experience the joy that thrives in any environment.

Mass Readings from December 4, 2016:
Isaiah 11:1-10
Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17
Romans 15:4-9
Matthew 3:1-12

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Monday, November 28, 2016

11/27/16 Joy to the World: Choose Joy

Homily from the First Sunday of Advent.

Joy can be a feeling, but it is also a choice.

God desires your happiness. But this happiness is more than mere pleasure and more than mere emotion. True joy, like true love, is a decision. Joy is the sense of well-being that is the result of the certain expectation or possession of one’s heart’s desire.

Mass Readings from November 27, 2016:
Isaiah 2:1-5
Psalm 122: 1-9
Romans 13:11-14
Matthew 24:37-44

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Monday, November 21, 2016

11/20/16 Homesick: With Him

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

What is it that makes “paradise” Paradise?

Home isn’t home unless someone is there. And Heaven is not Heaven without God. Other people are one of the great joys of Heaven, but the Greatest Thing is not merely “others”, but “The Other”. The heart of Heaven is God Himself.

Mass Readings from November 20, 2016:
2 Samuel 5:1-3
Psalm 122:1-2, 3-4, 4-5
Colossians 1:12-20
Luke 23:35-43

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Monday, November 14, 2016

11/13/16 Homesick: A Body Like His

Homily from the Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time.

We will all be changed...in the blink of an eye.

"I believe in the resurrection of the dead.” That means your resurrection. God has destined us to get our bodies back at His final coming. But what will those bodies be like? How will they be changed? How will they be new? The answer is hidden in what Christ’s body is like.

Mass Readings from November 13, 2016:
Malachi 3:19-20
Psalm 98:5-6, 7-8, 9
2 Thessalonians 3:7-12
Luke 21:5-19

Scriptures Referenced in the Homily:
1 Corinthians 15:51
1 Corinthians 15:35-37, 42-49
Gospel of John, Chapter 20

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Monday, November 7, 2016

11/06/16 Homesick: Here and Now...There and Then

Homily from the Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Heaven is the one thing that gives this world meaning.

Without Heaven (and Hell), life is essentially meaningless and Death wins. The Resurrection proves that Death is not the last word and that the wisest way to live in the “Here and Now” is oriented towards “There and Then”. But what will Heaven be like?

Mass Readings from November 6, 2016:
2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14
Psalm 17:1, 5-6, 8, 15
2 Thessalonians 2:16-3:5
Luke 20:27-38

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

11/01/16: Homesick: The Goal of the Saints

Homily from the Solemnity of All Saints.

Now they know.

The goal of the Christian is life with God. The saints have reached this goal and spur us on. They pray for us on our way Home.

Mass Readings from November 1, 2016:
Revelation 7:2-4, 9-14
Psalm 24:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
1 John 3:1-3
Matthew 5:1-12

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Monday, October 31, 2016

10/30/16 Faith Works: The Fruit of Faith

Homily from the Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Faith that moves is the only faith that matters.

The Christian Faith will never be relevant if it remains at the level of private, personal belief and does not transform our lives. Faith is meant to move us. Faith is meant to transform us. Faith is meant to bear fruit in a life that looks like the life of Jesus. The fruit of faith is a changed life. A faith that works is a faith that moves…and this is the only kind of faith that matters.

Mass Readings from October 30, 2016:
Wisdom 11:22-12:2
Psalm 145:1-2, 8-9, 10-11, 13, 14
2 Thessalonians 1:11-2:2
Luke 19:1-10

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Monday, October 24, 2016

10/23/16 Faith Works: Resume Faith

Homily from the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Is faith about what is on your resumé?

Are you stuck in the trap where you have to do enough, so that you have enough, in order to be enough? If faith merely comes down to presenting God with our resume, then we are not faithful…we are superstitious. Christian faith is appealing to Jesus’ work, not ours. Christian faith is about appealing to Jesus’ victory, not ours. Christian faith is about appealing to Jesus’ goodness, not our own.

Mass Readings from October 23, 2016:
Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18
Psalm 34:2-3, 17-18, 19, 23
2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18
Luke 18:9-14

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Monday, October 17, 2016

10/16/16 Faith Works: The Forge of Faith

Homily from the Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Great faith is the result of small, repeated “yeses" over time.

Every great story needs a beginning. But it needs more than just a beginning. A great story requires tension, obstacles, and patient perseverance. When we give God our “yes”, even when we don’t know how the story will end, we are walking the path of faith. This path is necessary to become the people God will us to be. But it is easy to forget and hard to remember the reasons we are walking in the first place. Because of that, we all need reminders in our lives who call us back to our “yes”.

Mass Readings from October 16, 2016:
Exodus 17:8-13
Psalm 121:1-8
2 Timothy 3:14-4:2
Luke 18:1-8

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Monday, October 10, 2016

10/09/16 Faith Works: Beginning Faith

Homily from the Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

"Something happened to me…and now I’m Yours."

Faith is first of all a response. It is the response to an encounter with God. In a completely free way, God reveals Himself. Intellectual faith responds with “I believe you”. Living faith responds with “I want to behave in the way you are calling me to”. Simple faith responds with “I belong to you”. Ultimately, faith is “saying yes” to God.

Mass Readings from October 9, 2016:
2 Kings 5:14-17
Psalm 98:1, 2-3, 3-4
2 Timothy 2:8-13
Luke 17:11-19

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Monday, October 3, 2016

10/02/16 Interrupted: Divine Appointments

Homily from the Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Use what you have.

It's not that we don't have enough gifts, it's that we waste a lot of them. Once we realize that we have gifts and that God will bring about "divine appointments", every interruption becomes an opportunity.

Mass Readings from October 2, 2016:
Habakkuk 1:2-3; 2:2-4
Psalm 95:1-2, 6-9
2 Timothy 1:6-8, 13-14
Luke 17:5-10

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Monday, September 26, 2016

09/26/16 Interrupted: Too Busy to Notice

Homily from the Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Many people aren’t bad…they’re just busy.

As Catholics, we believe that people matter. The world has been changed by Catholic Christians who did more than just believe this truth; they allowed this truth to interrupt their lives and they acted on it. What is the difference between them and us? It is threefold: we are too busy to notice, too numb to care, and think we are too small to matter. What if that changed?

Mass Readings from September 25, 2016:
Amos 6:1, 4-7
Psalm 146:7-10
1 Timothy 6:11-16
Luke 16:19-31

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Monday, September 12, 2016

09/18/16 Interrupted: Intentional Interruptions

Homily from the Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Not all interruptions are bad.

An interruption is anything that takes our attention away from one’s primary task. But what if you don’t know your primary task? Or what if you aren’t living for your primary task? Are there some interruptions that might bring our attention back to the task we are supposed to be living for?

Mass Readings from September 18, 2016:
Amos 8:4-7
Psalm 113:1-2,4-6,7-8
1 Timothy 2:1-8
Luke 16:1-13

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09/11/16 Interrupted: Avoiding the True God

Homily from the Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Is the main goal of the spiritual life to keep God off our back?

What happens when our plan encounters God’s plan? No one likes interruptions, but they are a part of life. God is the Great Interrupter. Because we all know this, we can find ourselves doing all that we can to avoid the true God…the God who interrupts our lives.

Mass Readings from September 11, 2016:
Exodus 32:7-11,13-14
Psalm 51:3-4,12-13,17,19
1 Timothy 1:12-17
Luke 15:1-32

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Monday, September 5, 2016

09/04/16 Beginning

Homily from the Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time.

You often only need enough to start.

The conditions for being a disciple of Jesus can be incredibly challenging. But they are not complicated. The conditions for discipleship all come down to one question: does Jesus have permission to interrupt your life? If He does, then you simply need to begin.

Mass Readings from September 4, 2016:
Wisdom 9:13-18B
Psalm 90:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14-17
Philemon 9-10, 12-17
Luke 14:25-33
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Monday, August 29, 2016

08/28/16 Fear of Missing Out

Homily from the Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time.

You can choose to be limited by fear or motivated by gratitude.

Fear can be a great motivator. But it is also something that drains us of life. Humility is essential for a joyful life. In order to grow in humility, one simply must choose gratitude. A person cannot be fearful and grateful at the same time.

Mass Readings from August 28, 2016:
Sirach 3:17-18, 20, 28-29
Psalm 68:4-5, 6-7, 10-11
Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24
Luke 14:1, 7-14
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Monday, July 25, 2016

07/24/16 Use It Or...

Homily from the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Our environment has power when our will power runs out.

Jesus promised that the father would send the Holy Spirit to anyone who asks. But that gift would be wasted on anyone who had no plans to use the gift. Have I set up my life so as to use the gift of the Father, or is my environment oriented towards my losing the gift?

Mass Readings from July 24, 2016:
Genesis 18:20-32
Psalm 138:1-2, 2-3, 6-7, 7-8
Colossians 2:12-14
Luke 11:1-13

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

06/26/16 To Be Free

Homily from the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Jesus has not only called us to be free, He has made it possible for us to be free. But true freedom means that we take responsibility, action, and joy.

Mass Readings from June 26, 2016:
1 Kings 19:16B, 19-21
Psalm 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9
Galatians 5:1, 13-18
Luke 9:51-62

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

06/19/16 A Summertime Examination

Homily from the Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Today, Jesus asks the question, "Who do you say that I am?" Fathermike asks, "Who do you say that you are?" Revisiting common themes and questions, we ask if we really are who we say we are: disciples of Jesus.

Mass Readings from June 19, 2016:
Zechariah 12:10-11; 13:1
Psalm 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9
Galatians 3:26-29
Luke 9:18-24

Monday, June 13, 2016

06/12/16 The Slide and the Break

Homily from the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Few bad people decide to be bad, but every good person has to decide to be good.

Mass Readings from June 12, 2016:
2 Samuel 12:7-10, 13
Psalm 32:1-2, 5, 7, 11
Galatians 2:16, 19-21
Luke 7:36—8:3

Monday, May 2, 2016

05/01/16 Heroic Confidence: Trusted Teacher

Homily from the Sixth Sunday of Easter.

The Church will stay on course. Will I stay on board?

Homily from the Sixth Sunday of Easter.

We all need a teacher in whom we can have confidence. Jesus gave us this teacher when He founded the Catholic Church. You can have confidence that Jesus Christ founded and guides the Catholic Church. And even when you don’t understand a teaching...or if you fail to live up to the teachings of the Church, this is where you belong.

Mass Readings from May 1, 2016:
Acts 15:1-2, 22-29
Psalm 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8
Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23
John 14:23-29

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Monday, April 25, 2016

04/24/16 Heroic Confidence: Resilience

Homily from the Fifth Sunday of Easter.

It is necessary to go through hardships.

There are times when we can avoid a problem. And there are times when there is no other option than to go through the difficulty. Lives change when we learn how to not merely avoid adversity, but to pass through adversity. Resilience is the ability to pass through adversity, and it is possible for everyone to develop this crucial trait. Without it, we will remain unchanged and unable. With resilience, we will become capable.

Mass Readings from April 24, 2016:
Acts 14:21-27
Psalm 145:8-13
Revelation 21:1-5
John 13:31-35

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Monday, April 18, 2016

04/17/16 Heroic Confidence: Even If

Homily from the Fourth Sunday of Easter.

Confidence regardless of the outcome.

When a person has confidence, they are entrusting themselves to another. Christian hope is not centered around an idea; it is focused on a Person. One of the things we know about God is that God is always faithful. One of the ways we grow in heroic confidence is by remaining faithful even if we are not delivered.

Mass Readings from April 17, 2016:
Acts 13:14, 43-52
Psalm 100:1-2, 3, 5
Revelation 7:9, 14-17
John 10:27-30

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Monday, April 11, 2016

04/10/16 Heroic Confidence: Becoming Unoffendable

Homily from the Third Sunday of Easter.

You can choose to become unoffendable.

After Pentecost, the early Christians had a unique strength. Not only did they boldly proclaim the Gospel, but they were immune to insults and taking offense. As followers of Christ, we must choose to avoid giving offense, but we must also choose to not take offense. Being offended is always a sign of immaturity. Christians must be so grounded in the truth and rooted in our identity in Jesus that we choose to become unoffendable.

Mass Readings from April 10, 2016:
Acts 5:27-32, 40-41
Psalm 30:2, 4, 5-6, 11-12, 13
Revelation 5:11-14
John 21:1-19

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Monday, April 4, 2016

04/03/16 Heroic Confidence: Caution or Confidence

Homily from Divine Mercy Sunday.

You can have confidence in the Divine Mercy of God.

Timidity and fear are not meant to be a part of the Christian life. While we may experience these emotions, our hope is fortified by the solid conviction that Jesus Christ has conquered all that threatens to conquer us…and He has triumphed. With this solid conviction, we first confidently claim the mercy that He offers us.

Mass Readings from April 3, 2016:
Acts 5:12-16
Psalms 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24
Revelation 1:9-11A, 12-13, 17-19
John 20:19-31

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Monday, March 28, 2016

03/27/16 "Yeah...and?"

Homily from The Resurrection of the Lord.

With Jesus, the truth can't hurt.

We can think that God loves us because we are good and we deserve it. The truth is that He loves us because He is good and we need it.

Mass Readings from March 27, 2016:
Acts 10:34, 37-43
Psalms 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23
Colossians 3:1-4
John 20:1-9

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

03/20/16 It's Nothing Personal: Taking Him Personally

Homily from Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion.

That moment you realize that His story is your story.

The entire point of the spiritual life is to grow in love. One of the ways that we grow in love is to realize our part in the story. Another way we grow in love is to get into the story and watch Jesus, listen to Jesus, and interact with Jesus. Catholics call this Holy Spirit-inspired imaginative prayer “Ignatian Prayer”. And it has the potential to change your life forever.

Mass Readings from March 20, 2016:
Luke 19:28-40 (Procession)
Isaiah 50:4-7
Psalms 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24
Luke 22:14—23:56

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

03/13/16 It's Nothing Personal: Dryness and Difificulties

Homily from the Fifth Sunday of Lent.

True Christian maturity passes through the desert.

Every relationship has to be purified. Every true and great love has to be purified. When God calls us into the desert, He is calling us to enter into deeper relationship and into greater love.

Mass Readings from March 13, 2016:
Isaiah 43:16-21
Psalm 126:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6
Philippians 3:8-14
John 8:1-11

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Monday, February 29, 2016

02/28/16 It's Nothing Personal: Fear and Fearlessness

Homily from the Third Sunday of Lent.

Let God be God.

To find one’s self in the Presence of the true and living God is overwhelming. If we allow God to be the real, Personal, God who is in pursuit of us, we will find ourselves growing in Fear of the the Lord. If we remain in His Presence, we grow in fearlessness.

Mass Readings from February 28, 2016:
Exodus 3:1-8, 13-15
Psalm 103: 1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8, 11
1 Corinthians 10:1-6, 10-12
Luke 13:1-9

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Monday, February 22, 2016

02/21/16 It's Nothing Personal: Faith and Faithfulness

Homily from the Second Sunday of Lent.

The primary battle in prayer is faithfulness.

Prayer is all about a relationship. That makes it incredibly personal. But in order for prayer to be what it should be, we need two things. First, a conviction that God is present. Second, the commitment to be present as well. We pray because He has asked us to. Because of that, it doesn’t matter what “happens” during prayer. God shows up. And so do you.

Mass Readings from February 21, 2016:
Genesis 15:5-12, 17-18
Philippians 3:17—4:1
Luke 9:28-36

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Monday, February 15, 2016

02/14/16 It's Nothing Personal: Two Steps

Homily from the First Sunday of Lent.

There are two steps to Heaven. Step one: God loves you. Step two: You let Him.

So many people do not have a personal relationship with God simply because they falsely believe that prayer comes down to a “technique”. For all of the beautiful and complex prayers and ways to pray that there are out there, it really all comes down to two simple steps.

Mass Readings from February 14, 2016:
Deuteronomy 26:4-10
Romans 10:8-13
Luke 4:1-13

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Friday, February 12, 2016

02/10/16 Personal, Not Private

Homily from Ash Wednesday.

Mass Readings from February 10, 2016:
Joel 2:12-18
2 Corinthians 5:20—6:2
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18

Monday, February 8, 2016

02/07/16 Everybody's Working: Not What, But How

Homily from the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Could your work mean more than you realize?

When Jesus steps into your boat, He may call you to leave your nets and follow Him. But He also might call you to stay with your nets and follow Him. You may not be called to a new what, but Jesus calls you to a new how.

Mass Readings from February 07, 2016:
Isaiah 6:1-8
1 Corinthians 15:1-11
Luke 5:1-11

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

01/31/16 Everybody's Working: Not What, But Who

Homily from the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

There is no such thing as work that is beneath you.

We can place so much emphasis on what kind of job we have or what kind of work we do that we lose sight of what it is that gives work dignity. Human work has dignity because of the fact that human beings, made in God's image and acting as His co-workers, are doing the work.

Mass Readings from January 31, 2016:
Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19
1 Corinthians 12:31—13:13
Luke 4:21-30

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Monday, January 25, 2016

01/24/16 Everybody's Working: Called to Work

Homily from the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Work is the response to a call. Not to self-expression, but to self-donation.

If work is about me, then it will always involve fruitless and pointless toil. But if work is about responding to a call outside or myself…if it is about responding to a need outside of myself…then work is free to simply “be work”. And we can cease to look to work for validation, identity, and meaning.

Mass Readings from January 24, 2016:
Nehemiah 8:2-4, 5-6, 8-10
1 Corinthians 12:12-30
Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21

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Monday, January 18, 2016

01/17/16 Everybody's Working: Made for Work

Homily from the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Is work a curse? Or is it one of God’s blessings?

In the beginning, God made human beings for work. Work is one of the attributes we share with God. We are made to be God’s co-workers in this world. This reality wasn’t lost after the Fall, but it was obscured. We work for the wrong things or in the wrong way. But work is still a blessing if we look at it with the proper vision.

Mass Readings from January 17, 2016:
Isaiah 62:1-5
1 Corinthians 12:4-11
John 2:1-11

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Sunday, January 10, 2016

01/10/16 I Am Not

Homily from the Baptism of the Lord.

The first step to holiness is telling the truth.

Real freedom and joy…real relationships and holiness...are based off telling the truth. The essential virtue of telling the truth about one’s self is humility. Without humility, I remain a mystery to myself and hidden from God and others. With humility, I can finally hear the voice of the Father.

Mass Readings from January 10, 2016:
Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7
Acts 10:34-38
Luke 3:15-16, 21-22

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