Kingdom of God
11th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Readings: Ezekial 17: 22-24; Corinthians 5:6-10; Mark 4: 26-34
Originally delivered on June 16, 1991
In this week’s homily, Fr. Healy tells us a bit about his time teaching high school in Chicago and his time at a conference of the Holy Ghost Fathers. We are invited to remember that God is the source of all life and that His will shall be done with us or in spite of us. The Kingdom of God is being achieved in our midst. We’re further invited to remember those that have gone before us in the fight for the realization of the Kingdom of God here on Earth and to feel their fear. Let us gain hope in that our voices of dissent might be heard. We must also trust that God will see to our future.
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Originally delivered on July 25, 1993
Readings: Kings 3:5, 7-12; Romans 8: 28-30; Matthew 13:44-52 or 13:44-46
In this Gospel, we hear the parables about the Kingdom of God. Specifically we hear about the treasure buried in the field and the man who sold all that he had to buy the field. We are challenged to see ourselves as the treasures that God so cherishes. Perhaps we’ve been led to believe that only the great leaders, priests, or others in high positions are treasures. But in this homily, Fr. Healy invites us to see the important role that each of us plays in carrying out God’s plan.