Response to our Unanswered Questions

1 October 2010 Memorial of St. Therese of the Child JesusJob 38: 1,12-21; 40:3-5; Psalm 139; Luke 10, 13-16 Let me take the homily today from the first reading because Job is my favorite character. The first reading is what we call the first part of three Yahweh speeches: it is a response of GodContinue reading “Response to our Unanswered Questions”

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Have You Wished the Death of Your Enemy?

28 September 2010 St. Lorenzo Ruiz and companion martyrsJob 31, 1-23; Psalm 88; Luke 9, 51-56Have you ever wished you could kill someone who has done you wrong? Or hope that misfortune befall someone who has hurt you? How many times did you imagine how you want punished the corrupt, the criminal or the crooked?Continue reading “Have You Wished the Death of Your Enemy?”

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Our Lives at Sea

21 June 2009. 12th Sunday in Ordinary TimeJob 38, 1, 8-11; Psalm 107; 2 Cor 5, 14-17; Mark 4, 35-41 The climate of our lives is constantly changing the same way as the weather around us is unpredictable. Since time immemorial, we have described the turbulence within our hearts using the terms from nature. TheContinue reading “Our Lives at Sea”

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When God calls, Do We Actually Leave our Families?

1 October 2008 St. Therese of the Child JesusJob 9, 1-16; Psalm 88; Luke 9, 57-62 I learned the art of letting go when I was a Jesuit novice. Every semester we would transfer from one room to the other, leaving the furniture of the room there. All we have to carry are our basicContinue reading “When God calls, Do We Actually Leave our Families?”

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