Homilies from July, 2020

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time | 17º domingo del tiempo ordinario

Joseph varon 1 Kings 3:5, 7-12; Romans 8:28-30; Matthew 13:44-52 When I am sitting still, I can hear it and feel it—click, click, click, click—almost as steady and reliable as an old clock. It’s my St. Jude...

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time | 16º domingo del tiempo ordinario

Wheat Wisdom 12:13, 16-19; Romans 8:26-27; Matthew 13:24-43 The Roman poet Seneca wrote: “We should always allow some time to elapse, for time discloses the truth.” At our Capuchin novitiate in Santa Ynez, we have...

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time | 15º domingo del tiempo ordinario

Vineyard Isaiah 55:10-11; Romans 8:18-23; Matthew 13:1-23 Farmers, seeds, and fields make a little more sense to me now than a few months ago. In April I was living in Chicago, and we had a small garden next to our...

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time |  14º domingo del tiempo ordinario

Mask Zechariah 9:9-10; Romans 8:9, 11-13; Matthew 11:25-30 One woman’s rant turned into a barista’s reward. A couple of weeks ago, the woman walked into a Starbucks in San Diego to order a drink.  Lenin...