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On the Wonder of the Word of God – A Homily for the 3rd Sunday of the Year

January 26, 2019 2 Comments
On the Wonder of the Word of God – A Homily for the 3rd Sunday of the Year

The Gospel for this Sunday is continued next week, so I will postpone its analysis until then. Instead, I will focus on the first reading, which is from Nehemiah chapter 8. It is a wonderful meditation on the glory and wonder of the Word of God, and it deserves our attention. The background of the […]

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The Word of God: Handle with Care

January 21, 2019 4 Comments
The Word of God: Handle with Care

The first reading from last Saturday’s daily Mass reminds us of the power that the Word of God can have in our lives if we listen to or read it with devotion. It also reminds us that God’s Word is like a scalpel with which to cut away evil. Indeed, the word of God is […]

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A Proverb about the Glory and Safety of God’s Word

September 27, 2018 0 Comments
A Proverb about the Glory and Safety of God’s Word

There is always much to ponder in the Book of Proverbs, from which we have been reading at daily Mass this week (25th Week of the Year). Consider the following proverb, which speaks to the glory of the Word of God and of our need to preserve its purity. Every word of God is tested; […]

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The Word of God

October 18, 2017 4 Comments
The Word of God

We continue to read from St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans in daily Mass. In today’s reading, we learn that we are justified by faith apart from the Law. The debates about faith and works are often the result of varied interpretations of today’s text. One of the sources of confusion is a failure to […]

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My Word Shall Not Return to Me Empty – A Homily for the 15th Sunday of the Year

July 15, 2017 5 Comments
My Word Shall Not Return to Me Empty – A Homily for the 15th Sunday of the Year

What do you expect to happen as a result of reading and hearing God’s Word? Do you expect to encounter something that will change you? The response of most people is pretty tepid and uninspired. Most don’t really expect much nor have they ever. For them, reading or hearing God’s Word is more of a […]

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