Browsing the September 2019 archive of Homilies

26th Sunday of Ordinary Time - Those In Need Are Our Business

Posted by Nick Coffman on 9/29/19

The word of the day is “complacent”.   Once again, Amos is challenging his listeners: Woe to you complacent in Zion.  Amos, speaking on behalf of God, does not condemn them for having wealth, but for their complacency in the face of the hardships that others are forced to endure.  ... Read More »

25th Sunday of Ordinary Time - Sunday Is Our Identity

Posted by Nick Coffman on 9/22/19

“When will the new moon be over,” you ask, “that we may sell our grain; and the Sabbath, that we may display our wheat?”  AMOS 8:5

These verses of Amos are a judgment against those in Israel who are oppressing the poor and profaning the name of God by ... Read More »

24th Sunday of Ordinary Time - Found by Love

Posted by Nick Coffman on 9/15/19

I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one repentant sinner than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need to repent.  LUKE 15:7

At the weekend liturgies, Fr. Steve shared the story of when he was a little boy maybe four or five, he would ... Read More »

23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time - Cost of Discipleship

Posted by Nick Coffman on 9/08/19

If anyone come to me without hating his father and other, his wife and children, brother and sisters, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.  LUKE 14:26

This weekend Fr. Steve spoke on this challenging gospel bringing us a fuller understanding of this text.   He said, ... Read More »

22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time - Humility

Posted by Nick Coffman on 9/01/19

Fr. Steve mentioned this past week in his homily, “As you read and reflect upon the Gospels, one quickly discovers that Jesus is often calling us to conversion – a change of heart.” As Jesus challenges his listeners (in this case the Pharisees), he challenges them and us to ... Read More »