Act Like Christ

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Readings: Proverbs: 9:1-6; Ephesians 5:15-20; John 6:51-58

Originally delivered on August 14, 1994

In this week’s Gospel, Jesus again tells us that He is the Bread of Life.  In the first reading, Fr. Healy points out that God is referred to as feminine. Our thinking, therefore, is challenged by Jesus, in both the first and Gospel readings, to let Him be our food and drink so that we might respond in His Spirit to our current realities.

10th Sunday of Ordinary Time

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Readings: Genesis 3:9-15; Corinthians 4:13-5:1; Mark 3:20-35

Originally delivered on June 9, 1991

Today we are asked to let go of our excuses for our failings and sins. We are also challenged to work to transform the earth to be that envisioned by Jesus. Fr. Healy passionately urges us to consider how racism still exists and to find our voices and take action to eliminate this sin in our society.

 

Corpus Christi

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Readings: Exodus: 24: 3-8; Hebrews: 9:11-15; Mark 14:12-15, 22-26

Originally delivered on June 6, 1988

In today’s homily, Fr. Healy reminds us that we all carry burdens, but in Jesus we can be free of our burdens. Because of His willingness to die for us, we are already forgiven for our sins. If we really understand Jesus, then we must understand that Jesus is going to ask us to risk many things, but through our weekly communion, we will find the strength from Him because Jesus has already paid the ultimate price for us.

Trinity Sunday

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Readings: Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40; Romans 8:14-17; Matt 28:16-20

Originally delivered on May 29, 1988

In this week’s homily, we are reminded that the importance of the Trinity is that it shows our God is in community with us. God is not alone, distant, judgmental, etc. but rather God loves us and is involved and in communication with us. We are therefore called to be involved with our sisters and brothers.

5th sunday of Easter

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Readings: Acts 9:26-31; John 3:18-24; John 15:1-8

Originally delivered on May 1, 1988

In the first reading, we hear about Paul’s conversion. We are invited to examine if we are being too nice, rather than making some uneasy. We have been baptized and anointed in Confirmation, but are we passionate for Jesus? In the Gospel, we hear that if we live as His branch on the His vines, that we will be animated by the Spirit of Jesus and our prayers will be answered.

5th Sunday of Easter

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Originally delivered on April 28, 1991

Readings: Acts 9:26-31; John 3:18-24; John 15:1-8

Today we are challenged to get more serious in our following of Jesus. We have to be ready for God to change our circumstances and see the world in a whole new light. Like Paul, we might even switch sides. In the epistle, we are reminded that we are to love one another as Jesus loves. We are called to “love in deed and in truth and not merely talk about it.”

4th Sunday of Easter

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Originally delivered on April 21, 1991

Readings: Acts 4:8-12; John 3:1-2; John 10:11-18

Today we are reminded is that while we may not know what the hereafter holds, we can be assured that we are God’s children. God is Love and God loves us.  In the gospel, Jesus tells us that He is the Good Shepherd. Will we follow Him when confronted with the events in our lives? Let us all ask God not that we are right, but rather, like Christ.