+318+ The Church is Serious about Love (Lent 2)

Fr. Joel Homilies, The Loving Life

Love is Sacrifice: we lay down our lives for the Beloved. Marriage, Sex, and Babies form a “Love Triangle.” If we choose one, the others come with it. This is why sex outside of marriage is wrong: Because the Church is serious about Love. (24 Feb 2013)

+314+ Eucharistic Prayer: Heart-to-Heart (Family Mass 4)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Jesus wanted to give his friends the very best, so He gave them himself. The Mass is the Last Supper and Calvary and the Empty tomb. He comes to give us His own heart, and He only asks for one thing in return: Will you give God your heart? (3 Feb 2013)

+313+ Wholehearted Disciples (4th Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Ordinary Time, 4th Sunday – Jesus predicts that the people of Nazareth will reject him — and they do! You can’t sing half-heartedly, you can’t love half-heartedly, and you can’t be a disciple of Jesus half-heartedly. Can we love as God does? (3 Feb 2013)