Posts tagged Homily

Blessed are those who walk in the law of the Lord

The law of God reveals a glimpse into at least three fundamental things: the nature of God’s holiness; the desire and will of God for his people; the depth to which we humans have fallen. We must renew our hearts and minds in Christ, in whose flesh the law of God became incarnate for our salvation and who showed the way to life through his death and resurrection. We need the external law to become an internal reality.

Risen with Christ to eternal life

We are confronted with the decision as to whether we are willing continue to follow Christ and receive him with our heart, mind and spirit that will lead either to eternal life or continual alienation. However, demanding though this decision is one can understand the words of Peter, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.”

Our Lady, Mother and Queen

The Assumption of Our Lady speaks profoundly about the nature and importance of the body. It is a sign of sure hope and comfort to us that one day we, the pilgrim people of God, will also find a place in heavenly glory.

Anyone who has heard and learnt from the Father comes to Me

True knowledge of God requires the engagement of our entire being, heart, soul and mind.

Les Disciples d'Emmaus, Abraham Bloemaert (1566–1651), 1622; Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels

“You believe in God; believe also in me”

Fr Neil’s homily for the Ninth Sunday after Trinity, 1 August 2021 This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.¹ This is the incredible answer Christ gives to the question, “What must we do, to be doing the work of God?” The answer is most peculiar: it is […]

Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes, Francisco Herrera the Elder (1576–1656), c.1650; Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Madrid

One Church, one Faith, one Lord

The young lad in the Gospel story is an image of innocent humility. He offers the little he has, five loaves and two fishes. It is the virtues of humility, meekness and patience that will enable the Body of Christ to maintain its unity, one body and one Spirit, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, under one God and Father of us all.