Series: What a Waste

Don’t simply let life happen to you.

Each of us have been given a burden. The “burden” is the fact that you are responsible for your own life. Every individual is the going to have to answer for the way they have chosen to live. God has given each of us the opportunity to live a life of significance, but most people will get to the end of their life only to realize that they have wasted it. You do not have to be one of these people. You were made to live a life of significance.

11/26/17 What A Waste: The Price of Passivity

The consequence of indifference could have eternal significance.

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

Hell is not only real, it is a real possibility. Those whom the Lord describes as being condemned were not condemned due to any sin they committed, but as a result of passivity. Sins of omission can have a consequence not only in this life, but in eternal life.

Mass Readings from November 26, 2017:
Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17
Psalm 23:1-2, 2-3, 5-6
1 Corinthians 15:20-26, 28
Matthew 25:31-46

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11/19/17 What a Waste: The Burden of Talent

Gifts are given for a purpose.

Homily from the Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Who you are is God’s gift to you. Who you become is your gift to God. God gives each of us any number of gifts/opportunities/talents in the course of our lives. Each one of these comes with a responsibility. The burden of the gift is that we must all do what we can to invest what God has invested in us.

Mass Readings from November 19, 2017:
Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31
Psalm 128:1-2, 3, 4-5
1 Thessalonians 5:1-6
Matthew 25:14-30

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11/12/2017 What a Waste: Wasted or Spent?

Spend your time on what matters MOST.

Homily from the Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time.

“Life is long if you know how to use it.” And yet, most of us do not know how to use our lives…we do not know how to spend our time because we do not have a clear vision of our calling in Christ Jesus. Because of this, we end up wasting time…and wasting much our lives.  But we could choose another route.  We can choose to live a life of significance by spending our time on the things that matter most.

Mass Readings from November 12, 2017:
Wisdom 6:12-16
Psalm 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Matthew 25:1-13

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11/05/17 What a Waste: A Life of Significance

Homily from the Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Many people allow life to happen “to” them. Instead of embracing life and living a life of significance, people choose to live as if life does not have any meaning. But you were made to be significant…your life was created on purpose and for a purpose. It is time to live on purpose. Reject passivity, embrace responsibility, and pursue to God-given purpose planted in your heart.

Mass Readings from November 5, 2017:
Malachi 1:14-2:2, 8-10
Psalm 131:1, 2, 3
1 Thessalonians 2:7-9, 13
Matthew 23:1-12

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