August 3rd, 2020 | Season 2 | 9 mins 24 secs
a-ot-18, catholic, homily, impoverished, ordinary form, poverty
Perhaps in encountering an impoverished person, we fear recognizing our own poverty and need: the truth that human beings exist fundamentally in relation. This fact is made perfectly clear in the incarnation, the enfleshment of Our Lord Jesus, who is God, needed his Mother. As we pass through our daily lives in the City of Austin, we encounter a vast multitude of people who do not know Jesus and who have never received the bread which will satisfy. The Lord’s words should resound in our ears: “there is no need for them to go away, give them some food yourselves.”
July 21st, 2020 | Season 2 | 10 mins 57 secs
charity, extraordinary form, fruit, goodness, grace, homily, love, tree
We are the trees, in the garden of the Lord. We are perhaps a variety of different trees, but we are all meant to bear good fruit, which means receiving a new nature from him, living in charity, and letting ourself be pruned. “The tree is the soul, that is, the man himself; the fruit is the man’s works.” AUGUSTINE
July 20th, 2020 | Season 2 | 11 mins 51 secs
a-ot-16, evil, homily, jesus, parable, thomas aquinas, weeds, wheat
IV. Likewise, anytime we suffer evil in union with Christ, we show the world how much God loves them. The Kingdom of Heaven already triumphs because Christ, who is its embodiment, has already triumphed through his Cross and Resurrection.
February 24th, 2020 | 17 mins 32 secs
conversion, flourishing, holiness, homily, perfection, saint, vice, virtue
God calls you and me to flourish with him supernaturally. He calls us to become like him and gives us the grace to make it happen. But he wants us to cooperate and respond to this grace in freedom. How will we respond to his gift of grace.
January 26th, 2020 | 18 mins 31 secs
a-ot-3, competition, cooperation, envy, homily, jealousy, rivalry, virtue
Jesus calls us to find our deepest identity from our relationship with Him, rather than in comparison with others which leads to envy.
December 25th, 2019 | 12 mins 48 secs
a, christmas, homily
The infant Jesus lying in the manger reveals God. When he smiles, God smiles. When he cries, God cries. When he grasps the finger of Mary or Joseph or a shepherd, it is God grasping the human hand. The delightful and defenseless infant Jesus gently demands something from us. The child of Bethlehem gently invites us to love him…and responding to that invitation love means changing our lives.