Homilies from November, 2017

Making Hay

Homily for November 19, 2017 Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31; Psalm 128:1-5; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6; Matthew 25:14-30 The ancient Greek storyteller Aesop told this fable about a grasshopper and some ants: One day in late...

Stay Awake

Homily for November 12, 2017 (32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time) Wisdom 6:12-16; Psalm 63; Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 25:1-13 On one level, the message of today’s gospel reading couldn’t be simpler.  At the...

Just Do Your Job

Homily for November 5, 2017 (31st Sunday in Ordinary Time) Malachi 1:14b-2:2b, 8-10; Psalm 131; 1 Thessalonians 2:7b-9, 13; Mathew 23:1-12 You’ve probably never heard of Stanislav Petrov.  However, you may want to...