Posts tagged Homily

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.

Fear not, little flock

Every priest must reflect on the decisions he makes and that which he teaches — for he handles the things of the God for the people of God. When we stop reflecting on and seeking to be faithful to that which we have received and has been handed on by our forebears, then is the moment of greatest danger for the deacon, priest or prelate. “Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture!”