Ordinary 2 -You will not begin to truly live until you have found something, or someone, worth dying for. The earlier missionaries and martyrs of La Florida were willing to die for Christ. Jesus is the point. A life that doesn’t point to Him is pointless.
Ordinary 15 – The Good Samaritan is a good neighbor to his enemy. What would happen if we treated Muslims, Mexicans, and even our own neighbors this way? Jesus has been like a Good Samaritan to you; go and do likewise.
Ordinary 4 – Today our guest homilist, Bishop Ricken, kicks off the annual Bishop’s Appeal. If we really lived what it means to be a “Catholic”, that second reading would apply to us. How is God calling YOU to be a missionary of hope?
Baptism of the Lord – Baptism greets us at the door and washes away our false identities. It leads to the altar of praise, then sends us out to remind others who they are. God never forgot Jayme Closs or Elizabeth Smart. He has not forgotten you.
Ordinary 26 – Politics is not a sporting event between a red team and a blue team. And Jesus does not want to talk about what those other people are doing wrong. Jesus wants to focus on you. A sense of mission helps us see things from God’s perspective.
Ordinary 14 – God calls you to preach the Gospel in your own town and to your own family. Here are three suggestions for preaching the Gospel to your children: 1) Let yourself be challenged and changed 2) Pray with your children 3) Play with your children.
Birth of John the Baptist – Our family tells us where we come from but only God can reveal who we are. God calls you to be missionary disciple of the good news. To be fully yourself, you must live John’s motto: “He must increase, but I must decrease.”
Holy Trinity – The One God, Lord of the whole Universe, is also our God, a community of persons. Baptism invites us into God’s community of love. Live your life, and every moment, in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Even ticks and mosquitos were created with a purpose. Of course you have a purpose. All Christians are living stones, chosen and precious. Our purpose is to reflect and radiate the love of God to everyone around us. [AUDIO]
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