FrBen – Three signs Jesus lives (Ascension)

Benjamin Homilies

After he rose from the dead, the disciples saw Jesus ascended into Heaven. Although Jesus is in Heaven right now, He is still with us here on earth and He is already reigning as king of this world. I can point to three signs that Jesus is lives: Pope Francis’ recent meeting with Patriarch Bartholomew I, Pope Francis inviting Shimon Peres and Mahmoud Abbas to the Vatican, and the ordination of two new priests, because priests continue Christ’s priestly power in the world. These are three signs in the world that Jesus lives, but every Christian is called to be a sign that Jesus lives. We must be signs in our homes, shops and businesses.

How to keep your peace (Advent 4)

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We face challenging situations that can cause us to lose our peace. The example of Ahaz from the book of Isaiah shows us how we can lose our peace and if we don’t trust in God. The story of St. Joseph from the Gospel of Matthew shows us how we can keep our peace if we approach challenges with obedience to God’s word. No matter what happens, whether in politics or in our personal life, we can keep our peace if we keep our faith in God.