Martin Luther King
4th Sunday of Advent
Originally delivered on December 22, 1992
Readings: Isaiah 2:1-5; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:37-44
In today’s Gospel, we are reminded of how Joseph acted in a manner that no one could understand, except someone that believed in God. We are reminded that those that left the greatest marks, were those that believed in their dreams. What would happen if each of us believed that God was in, around, and always with us?
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Presentation of the Lord
Originally delivered on February 2, 1992
Readings: Malachi 3:1-4; Hebrews 2:14-18; Luke 2:22-40
On this Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, we are reminded that we will likely always experience highs as well as our lows. Our God comforts and challenges us. We must be ready to be servants of our God.
2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Readings: Isaiah 62:1-5; Corinthians 12:4-11; John 2:1-12
Originally delivered on January 15, 1989
In this week’s Gospel we hear of the first miracle at the wedding of Cana. We are invited to see Mary as a symbol for the Church itself. Furthermore, we are challenged to be like Mary and get involved. And in the second reading, Paul tells us that each of us is uniquely gifted. Do we believe it? Are we brave enough to use that gift to make glorious things for God? Anne Frank and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were both ordinary people. We too are ordinary people. How might we make our light shine as they did?