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All He Wants for Christmas is You | #1004

Fr. Joel Homilies

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?

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Discount Discipleship | #941

Fr. Joel Homilies

Ordinary 23 – Marriage and discipleship both require a total gift of self. If you try to negotiate a lower ‘cost’, you’ll find these relationships constantly frustrating. If you’re not afraid to pay the price, the rewards are out of this world.

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+345+ The Price of Discipleship (23rd Sunday)

Fr. Joel Homilies

The truths of the Gospel undermine ancient cultural assumptions about slavery. Today the Gospel is working to undermine our contemporary culture of Consumerism. Jesus sets the price for discipleship: Being His disciple will cost you everything. Jesus isn’t talking about a contract (an exchange of goods and services); he’s referring to a covenant (an exchange of persons). We give everything, and we get Christ in return. And He is worth more than everything.