Series: Are You Saved?

Salvation is being saved from being unChrist-like

Catholics believe that Jesus is the savior of the world. He is our savior. But from what? And how?

10/06/19 Are You Saved? From What: Lovelessness

Homily from the Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time.

The saving work of Jesus was accomplished in His life, death, resurrection, and ascension. The saving work of Jesus meets our lives and transforms them through the tangible gifts of His love: the sacraments.

Mass Readings from October 6, 2019:
Habbakuk 1:2-3; 2:2-4
Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9
2 Timothy 1:6-8, 13-14
Luke 17:5-10

09/29/19 Are You Saved? From What: Lifelessness

To be saved from being unChristlike, we give like Christ.

Homily from the Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

God’s grace is the cause of our salvation. God’s free gift is what gives us the power to even choose Him or choose to do good works. We do not merely “collect” or “receive” His grace, but we become active participants with Him.

Mass Readings from September 29, 2019:
Amos 6:1, 4-7
Psalm 146:7, 8-9, 9-10
1 Timothy 6:11-16
Luke 16:19-31

09/22/19 Are You Saved? From What: Hopelessness

Jesus took from us what was ours so He could give to us what is His.

Homily from the Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

When we come face to face with our sin, we realize that we owe a debt we cannot pay. When we come face to face with Jesus, we realize that He paid a debt He did not owe. This is the free gift that saves us from hopelessness: we are saved by grace through faith working itself out in love.

Mass Readings from September 22, 2019:
Amos 8:4-7
Psalm 113:1-2, 4-6, 7-8
1 Timothy 2:1-8
Luke 16:1-13