Baptism of the Lord (A) Part 1 – Jesus gives himself to us in Holy Communion. One way of doing this is called intinction. Part 2 – Jesus is baptized for us. We need to soak in God’s love so that it will squish out everywhere we go.
Epiphany (TEC Retreat Homily) The wise men teach us that a relationship with Jesus is the most important thing. How can we life a different life after retreat? By focusing on God whether things are good or bad. Mary will help. *SORRY POOR RECORDING*
January 1 – Mary had the most deep personal relationship with God that we can imagine. She wants to help make our hearts, and homes, like hers. This year write down a weekly blessing and store it in a quart jar. Ponder God’s gifts in your heart.
Holy Family – All that family togetherness over Christmas probably taught you that you’re not the Holy Family. What was their secret? Jesus was obedient to his earthly parents, and Mary was obedient to Joseph, because Joseph was obedient to God.
Christmas – We hide from the darkness of our past and our fears. Jesus comes to be your friend, a friend who is the Light. He loves you and wants a relationship with you. What do you have to do? Just leave the door unlocked!
Advent 4 – God offers the gift of a relationship with Himself. Joseph welcomes the Christ Child even though it totally changes his plans. Are you willing to let friendship with God be the most important thing in your life?
Advent 3 – Jesus comes to rescue us from lies of the Enemy. God has not abandoned you. Your sinfulness is the reason for the season. We can trust God. If your Advent season has proven your need for a savior, then Rejoice, because the Lord is near.
Advent 2 – The Devil is a creature made by God. He became evil when he rebelled against God. His lies cause the human race to mistrust God and disobey Him. We have become enslaved by forces of Sin and Death. And we can do nothing to free ourselves.
Advent 1 — We searched for an hour to find a dead deer in the dark woods. Eventually the blood trail led us to the deer. Not only do we live in God’s creation, but we are God’s creation! Follow the Blood of Jesus to find your true identity.
Ordinary 34 (Christ the King) Everything was created by God. But the Enemy tricked us into refusing to serve God. Jesus comes to set us free from sin and death. When we genuflect at Mass, we are saying: I put my life at the service of the true King.