Readings Psalm 103:8-14 Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten season. We receive ashes as a sign of humility (from dust we came, to dust we return). Lent is a time to remember themes like seek, call, forsake, and return. What is Lent but a reminder that God has demands on … Continue reading Ash Wednesday Homily
The mystery of circumstances has revealed my childish and immature response. Mystery has revealed my heart...and it's not pretty.
Reading 1, Ezekiel 47:1-9, 12 Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 46:2-3, 5-6, 8-9 Gospel, John 5:1-3, 5-16 In the early part of the 1900's, there was an outpouring of the Holy Spirit (HS) in a converted Los Angeles warehouse, off Azusa st. The leader, an African American, was leading a group of people in prayer, bible study, and worship as … Continue reading Crying out for God’s Presence – Lenten Homily 3.13.2018
Reading 1, Second Chronicles 36:14-17, 19-23 Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 137:1-2, 3, 4-5, 6 Gospel, John 3:14-21 Reading 2, Ephesians 2:4-10 I remember when I was in junior high school, there was a gangbanger (GB) who was constantly picking on me. I'm not sure why. I was a church boy, played in band, and played basketball during my lunch times … Continue reading The Gospel in My Context: Beloved and Belonging (Lenten Homily, 3.11.2018)