Monday, July 30, 2007

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time 29 July 2007

This Homily (14 minutes) was given by Fr. Thomas at the 5:30 Sunday Evening Mass. The importance of Prayer in our lives as Christians is explored. In the First Reading Abraham pleads with the Lord that the innocent not be destroyed with the wicked. In the Gospel Jesus teaches his disciples how to pray the Our Father. Paul reminds the Colossians that all of our transgressions have been nailed to the cross of Christ and covered over in his blood. How well and how often do I pray? Do I spend the time daily to maintain my relationship with God? Who changes when I pray, God or me?

Readings: Genesis 18:20-32, Psalm 138:1-3, 6-8, Colossians 2:12-14, Luke 11:1-13

Sunday, July 22, 2007

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time 22 July 2007

This Homily (13.5 Minutes) was given by Fr. Thomas Weise at the 11am Mass. The First Reading and the Gospel speak to the importance of providing hospitality to Christ at our door. To "Christ in you" as Paul says in today Second Reading. Abraham provides over the top hospitality to the Lord represented by the three angels, and his wife Sarah in her advanced age will conceive a child. Martha is busy providing hospitality to Jesus and his disciples while Mary listens to the Word of God. Martha is chastised by Jesus not because she is busy getting the meal together, but because she is "anxious and worried about many things," and she wants her sister Mary to join her. How is anxiety and worry keeping me from welcoming the Lord into my life at the greatest possible depth?

Readings: Genesis 18:1-10a, Psalm 15:2-5, Colossians 1:24-28, Luke 10:38-42

Notes On Homily Avalability

The homilies posted to this sight are recorded on my Pentax Optio33WR digital camera. They are then edited and posted to this blog. When I am traveling neither my camera or I are available for these tasks. Sorry for any inconvenience this may pose. Thank you for your understanding. Shalom, Fr. Thomas