Life flourishes when virtues are practiced. The readings call us to be mindful of others needs. We have too much of over consumptions and broken relationships. Let us strive to grow in the Divine vision of one body, one family so deeply loved by God. ~ Fr. Matt
People need sustenance, security, and healing. Jesus is the successor of Moses and chief Shepherd. Jesus like Moses will lead his people through the alienation of sin, and be the revelation of God’s relationship with his people. ~ Fr. Matt
Having celebrated any number marriages for 40, 50, or 60 years, we often ask why they chose each other. The answers are subtle. They make each other feel safe, loved, and beautiful. No fireworks involved, just ordinary feelings in the heart. Let’s use this paradigm in our relationship with God. ~ Fr. Matt
The scarecrow, the tinman, the lion and Dorothy all found out that the Wizard of Oz was just an ordinary man. The Gospel story tells us that the people couldn’t believe that Jesus was the messiah because he was ordinary. Do we deny that the Divine is in our mundane, ordinary circumstances? ~ Fr. Matt
If we as men and women do not embrace our sensitivity, our intuition, and things of the heart we become toxic. Let’s not repress our intellect and emotions. May Jesus awaken new life in us.
~ Fr. Matt
The Diocese has directed us on this Fathers Day to celebrate the quintessential masculine figure of the Holy Family, namely Joseph. Joseph brings a quiet dignity to the mystery of salvation history. May we remember all the masculine images of our journey to God. ~ Fr. Matt
God is surprise. God is novelty. God is creativity. We may try to plan our lives however we end up in places we never dreamed of. ~ Fr. Matt
Catholics have no problem with the Eucharistic presence of Jesus Christ. Since it is a mystery, our understanding is imperfect. Scripturally we have the Last Supper and the suffering and death of Jesus on the cross. Both realities are confirmed by the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior.
One thing is seen. Another is grasped. We use the senses of the body and the senses of faith. ~ Fr. Matt
The Holy Trinity of God is the source of the universe. The relationships are deeper than the flimsy triangular lines we use to describe this mystery. The scriptures embody the unshakeable love God has for us. ~ Fr. Matt
The Tower of Babel story haunts us in life. If we do things just for ourselves, our power, our glory, we will be thwarted by the cleverness of God. Being connected with the Holy Spirit gives us the potential that what we are filled with can be shared if only we tip over and low God’s gifts to fill our environment. ~ Fr.. Matt