Browsing the November 2019 archive of Homilies

Christ the King - Not of this World

Posted by Nick Coffman on 11/24/19

My kingdom is not of this world.  JN 18:36

Fr. Steve emphasized in his homily: there is a stark contrast between Jesus’ understanding of kingship and the typical understanding of kingship.  The Feast of Christ the King stands in stark contrast to two contemporary trends in some Christian circles.  ... Read More »

33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time - Cling to Jesus

Posted by Nick Coffman on 11/17/19

Fr. Steve reminded us that as the liturgical year comes to a close, the Scripture texts that the church provides could be described as apocalyptic.  Often, when we think of that term today, we think of the “end times” or “the end of the world”.  Yet, the word in ... Read More »

31st Sunday of Ordinary Time - I Must Stay at Your House

Posted by Nick Coffman on 11/03/19

Zacchaeus, come down quickly, for today I must stay at your house.  LK 19:5

Fr. Steve reminded us that Zacchaeus was a tax collector despised and shunned by his own people as were all tax collectors.  They worked for the Romans and were considered their puppets by the Jewish ... Read More »