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When did You know He was the One? (#434, 17th Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

I like to ask couples, “When did you know your spouse was the One?” Finding the right person is like a buried treasure or the perfect pearl; they are worth any price, any sacrifice. The Church is the field. Jesus is the treasure. And the pearl of great price is you. His love is worth any price, any sacrifice. So when did you know that Jesus was the One?

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Little Seeds Bear Great Fruit (#433, 16th Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

The kingdom of heaven is like starter dough. It is the little seed that bears great fruit. Good and evil are intertwined like weeds and wheat, but judgement is coming. Make the little changes now that will bear great fruit for the kingdom. (20 Jul 2014)

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Planting Seeds of Love and Truth (#432, 15th Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Christ sows the good seed of truth and love. But the enemy sows bad seed of lies and selfishness. Whatever we receive will take root in our hearts, grow, and spread. What am I open to receiving: Love and Truth or lies and selfishness. What am I spreading: Love and Truth or lies and selfishness? Ask yourself this question on Monday at noon. (13 Jul 2014)

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3 Tips to Lighten Your Load (#431, 14th Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

How can Jesus say that his yoke is easy, his burden light? I’ve found 3 answers to lighten our load: 1) Let God Lead 2) Lift with the Lord 3) Labor with Love. Jesus himself carried the burden of our sins, but love made his load light. The scripture passage wasn’t stalking me; God reminding me that I wasn’t carrying my burdens alone.