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O God, I Thank You That I Am Not Like This Pharisee | #948

Fr. Joel Homilies

Ordinary 30 – St. Paul was a great Pharisee. But then he was knocked off his horse and repented like the tax collector. He started a relationship with Jesus and was transformed into a mature disciple. Is your life being poured out like a libation?

Picture of a fire engine by the ruins of the World Trade Center

To Protect and Serve | #940

Fr. Joel Homilies

Ordinary 22 – Are we protecting and serving ourselves, or are we protecting and serving others? That is the question for police and priests, but also for doctors, lawyers, mothers and fathers — you and me. Humble yourself and God will exalt you.

FrBenjamin – Jesus is a humble king (Palm Sunday)

Benjamin Homilies

Jesus comes into the city of Jerusalem on a donkey. He does not come in power to conquer the city, but He comes in humility and allows the people the freedom to choose whether they will accept Him or not. We need to walk with Jesus, not only when He is being praised by the crowd, but also when He is being hated and rejected. True friends are with one another in bad times as well as in good times, and we need to be true friends of Jesus. Jesus is a true friend of us; He is not only with us in the good times but He is especially close to us in our sufferings.