Posts tagged Homily

Two anonymous engravings combined by Scott LaPierre

Foreshadowing the Sacrifice

The angel of God stays Abraham’s hand, and the story points forward to Christ’s sacrifice through whom the promise to bless all the nations will find its ultimate fulfilment.

Jésus assisté par les anges, James Tissot (1836–1902), 1886–1894; Brooklyn Museum, New York

A holy Lent

The wilderness was for Jesus, and is for us, a place where God is. There is no comfort we need other than God.

Jesus heals the leper, unknown mosaic

“I will: be clean”

The sacraments are the place where we can seek out Christ, beg his mercy and receive his touch of healing and restoration in the body of Christ.

The Messiah who brings freedom

The freedom which Moses gave to the people of Israel was simply the freedom from having a foreign ruler oppress them — the freedom which the Messiah brought was far more powerful.

David Dibert via pxhere.com

A light for the world

May the light of Christ shine out for us and may it shine out from us, so that others may see that light through us and through our lives, through our closeness to Christ, and that seeing it they too may be drawn to him.

Christ among the Doctors, Paolo Veronese (1528–1588), c.1560; Museo del Prado, Madrid

The Son of the Father

Our Lord speaks with profound authority, not through the loudness of his voice or the manner of his presentation, but because he speaks as Son of the Father — as God himself.