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There are essentially two types of podcasts — our homilies, recorded in a variety of churches, chapels and other locations — and commentaries, an eclectic collection of topics that catch the imagination.

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    Spend 5 With Jesus: Filled with Grace and Power

    April 18, 2021 by

    As you pray today, take a moment to ask God where it is he wants to use you. What is it that God wants you to recognize about the gifts he has given to you? How is it that God wants you to witness to what can be done when you are filled with grace and power, and you realize it? Ask Jesus today to help you to open your heart and soul to him. Ask Jesus to help you to be aware to the many ways he has filled you with gifts and graces. Take some time today to thank Jesus for all that he has done for you.

  • Spend 5 With Jesus: Denial

    April 17, 2021 by

    The loving power of Jesus is the message of Easter. Peter denies three times, then three times he affirms his love for Jesus, who then shares with him that this time, Peter will give his life for Jesus. Thomas does not believe solely on the testimony of the disciples, but only when he has the encounter with the Risen Christ. John, faithful even standing at the foot of the Cross, does not hold grudges.

  • Spend 5 with Jesus: Do Not Be Afraid

    April 16, 2021 by

    “Do not be afraid.” “The phrase “Fear not! (or equivalent translations) appears only slightly over 100 times in the Old Testament, as well as slightly over 40 times in the New Testament.” (Some claim there are 365 such citations in the bible, but, while inspiring (one for each day of the year) it is not biblically accurate.)

  • Spend 5 with Jesus: Taking the Broad View

    April 15, 2021 by

    Are you a narrow thinker of faith, or a broad thinker? Today’s first reading presents narrow thinking and broad thinking. We have seen for the past few days narrow thinking about the apostles. For the members of the Sanhedrin, the apostles can only be seen as troublemakers limiting their power. Maybe they even thought that by continuing to let them speak they risked the cozy relationship with the Romans.

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    Homily for Thursday, April 15, 2021

    April 15, 2021 by

    We do not always remember, but every time we are at Mass we witness the intersection of heaven and earth. In fact, we live in a world that is constantly infused with heavenly things if we look with the eyes of faith. Do you focus on heaven or earth?

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    Homily for Wednesday, April 14, 2021

    April 14, 2021 by

    It can be easy to say we do not believe in God. Or, it can be easy as well to take the love of God for us for granted. Imagine if married couples ignored each other because they said, “I know they love me.” Or imagine children saying the same to their parents. We can do this with God. While it is true that God loves us infinitely, in a way we cannot grasp, it does not mean we do not need to seek to be open to receiving that love. We must avail ourselves of the grace he gives us so we can experience his love and live in that love.

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    Spend 5 with Jesus: Jealousy

    April 14, 2021 by

    Generally speaking people do not admit when they are jealous. Somehow, we learn early that this feeling is something unpleasant and not to be acknowledged. This leads, at its worst, to horrible actions. People in relationships can cause harm to others when they are jealous. People who are jealous can waste so much energy thinking about something they do not have. Jealousy is usually accompanied by feelings of anger, envy, and frustration. Put simply, jealousy is simply a miserable emotion.

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    Homily for Tuesday, April 13, 2021

    April 13, 2021 by

    An authentic relationship with Jesus does not mean we cannot trust our intellect. But it does mean we need to believe in miracles. Nicodemus can accept the authority of Jesus’ teaching, but the idea he would have to be born from above is too much. Do you believe in miracles?

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    Spend 5 With Jesus: From Above

    April 12, 2021 by

    While I do not hear it as much anymore, there was a period of time where Christians (especially Evangelical Christians) would ask others if they had been born again. If the answer was yes, often individuals would identify themselves as “Born Again Christians.” Interestingly, however, they are making the same mistake that Nicodemus made as recounted in today’s gospel. In fact, the phrase that was translated “being born again” is a mistranslation. Here is what Jesus said. “You must be born from above.” There is a little play on words here as the word for “again” and “above” are similar in Aramaic. What Jesus is saying to us is that we must be born “from above.”

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