Originally delivered on December 15, 1991
Readings: Zephaniah 3:14-18; Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:10-18
Fr. Healy begins this homily reflecting on Pope John XXIII. We are reminded that God is always with us, despite our Advent prayers and celebrations for Jesus to come to again with all His power and glory. We are challenged to ask ourselves what keeps us from feeling God among us. We are therefore invited again to be intimate with God by being in relationship with our sisters and brothers.
Originally delivered on November 22, 1987
Readings: Ezekial 34:11-12, 15-17; Corinthians 15:20-26, 28; Matthew 25: 31-46
In today’s Gospel, Fr. Healy says that Jesus tells us the bottom line. That is, we will be judged by how we treated the “least” among us. Do we put things before the needs of our sisters and brothers? Indeed, we are called to do more for the marginalized, poor, and ostracized. We are all supposed to stand as equals in front of our God.