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Our Faith Grows as a Mustard Seed

Last week, I focused on “growing and sowing” with the parable of the sower and the seed. This week, our Lord speaks of a seed in another parable: the mustard seed. Once again, each of us can individually reflect on how our journey of faith has grown like a mustard seed. Our faith was so […]

Beauty of God

Imagine something beautiful     Drop in the bucket —>  beauty of God Qualities of God     Power, might, kind, good, forgiving, etc     Beautiful     How many do you know / can you list? If relationship w God is size of mustard seed, it can grow     Eucharist     He’s always offering Himself and His […]

Our Job is to Get Busy Sowing

In preparing some thoughts on the parable that our Lord uses in today’s Gospel, “the sower and the seed”, I came across a fruitful (pun intended) article from Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio at crossroadsinitiative.com. It’s excellent because of the content, and that it is brand new (dated 7/10/17)! The insights and stats are current which are […]

Come to Him for Rest

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” -Mt 11:28 This popular saying of our Lord in today’s Gospel is one of our favorites! We love, love, love hearing about rest from Christ. Yes, we are tired from all the good work we try to do. Yes, […]

Rest and Re-creation

Beach Family Rest for body and soulGod is big on rest Genesis, Psalms Yoke is easy, burden light —> Confession                  Rest from guilt I will give you rest         Christ takes our burdens                 We are lighter         And gives peace                  We are renewed, refreshed, re-created Sunday is day of rest http://media.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/p/content.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/Homily_14th_Sunday_2017.MP3Podcast: Play in new window | […]

Spiritual But Not Religious

Young man / baptism Are you a prophet?     Christ 1st     Speak the truth of God     To your family Family evangelization “I’m spiritual but not religious”      Not Christian      Not from Christ      Can’t get the Eucharist http://media.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/p/content.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/Homily_13th_Sunday_2017_1_.MP3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Freedom to Pursue God’s Plan

As we commemorate our nation’s independence this Tuesday, two thoughts come to my mind. The first is a reminder of my recent trip to Ghana which is celebrating their 60th year of independence from Great Britain in 1957. They have done so much to be a developed and stable country in such a short amount […]

Don’t Be Scared Beyond Belief

Street evangelization “Do not be afraid” To say what you believe HUGE FEAR in society SCARED BEYOND BELIEF Speak for Christ! Do you fear others more than you fear God? Spend more time worrying about what others think or what God thinks? Eucharist      Holy Communion      Care more about what God thinks than what others think […]

My Flesh for the Life of the World

All of the signs are there You’ve seen the crowds grow larger by the day, following one man. You’ve seen him heal the blind, the deaf, and the mute. You’ve seen him cure the sick. You’ve heard his great teachings. You’ve seen him walk on water. All of the signs are there: Jesus of Nazareth […]