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Feb 20

Homily from the Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time.

If a person is going to craft a life through wisdom, then they will need to find a master craftsman. It is this apprenticeship that helps a person become wise. Whenever it is crucial that a person becomes wise, they always discover someone who can show them how to live wisely. Every excellent life passes through wisdom…and knowledge becomes wisdom through relationship.

Mass Readings from February 19, 2017:
Leviticus 19:1-2, 17-18
Psalm 103:1-2, 3-4, 8, 10, 12-13
1 Corinthians 3:16-23
Matthew 5:38-48
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Feb 16

If the Church is truly the body of Christ, then everything we do must have some effect on the body, even those acts we think nobody sees. Fr. Mike shares how this may be tough to acknowledge when it comes to sin we wish only affected us privately, but he also points out how all the good we do that nobody sees is empowering the Church in some way as well.

Feb 14

Homily from the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

An external guide can be helpful and, at times, necessary. But we are called to move beyond the external boundaries to an internal freedom. By choosing the good, we become more and more free to choose the good. By choosing wisdom, we become wise.

Mass Readings from February 12, 2017:
Sirach 15:15-20
Psalm 119:1-2, 4-5, 17-18, 33-34
1 Corinthians 2:6-10
Matthew 5:17-37
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Feb 7

Homily from the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

If salt loses its taste, it is no longer salt. It has lost something that is un-losable. In the process of becoming wise and crafting a masterpiece, there are a number of important elements. Wisdom requires vision, experience, and memory. But there is one more element that is essential to wisdom…and we have lost it.

Mass Readings from February 5, 2017:
Isaiah 58:7-10
Psalm 112:4-5, 6-7, 8-9
1 Corinthians 2:1-5
Matthew 5:13-16
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Jan 30

Homily from the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

With every passing moment, we are choosing what kind of life we will have lived. God wills for us to choose to live wisely. A person with wisdom has competence and character; they know the right thing to do in any situation and they have the ability to do the right thing in any situation. A fool is the person who either acts without knowing…or knows without acting.

Mass Readings from January 29, 2017:
Zephaniah 2:3; 3:12-13
Psalm 146:6-7, 8-9, 9-10
1 Corinthians 1:26-31
Matthew 5:1-12
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Jan 23

Homily from the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Holiness is within reach. Everyone baptized has been sanctified and made holy. And it is not difficult to be a Saint. It simply means, by God’s grace, doing God’s will today.

Mass Readings from January 22, 2017:
Isaiah 8:23—9:3
Psalm 27:1, 4, 13-14
1 Corinthians 1:10-13, 17
Matthew 4:12-23