Archive for January, 2018


4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 29, 2018


You may have noticed that there is a theme to our readings over these last few weeks:  That of responding to an invitation.  Our readings have been focused on our common search for purpose, though specifically in relationship to God.  “What are you looking for?” we are asked.   Last week, we heard about the Kingdom of God.  Today, we hear that Jesus is the prophet we asked for – the one who speaks the voice of God – the one who speaks with Divine authority.

It is as if we are journeying with our ancestors these past few weeks.  We are reliving their moment of discovery; the fulfillment of the promise to send a Messiah in the person of Jesus Christ.

It is hard for us, I think, to see with the faith that was required of them.  The story of Jesus is so well known to us, but if we can step outside of our own knowledge and consider what it would have been like to meet Jesus for the first time, then His voice my open our hearts a little wider today.


3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 22, 2018


What do we know about the Kingdom of God?  (perhaps we need to re-read the Gospel?)

  1. It requires us to let go and to forgive
  2. It is connected to a purpose

The Kingdom of God requires us to let go or to leave so that we can be where we currently are not.  So that we can be who we currently are not.  And should we have the courage to do this, we will find fulfillment and meaning to our life.

So the question is what do you need to let go of?

Referenced in this homily: