19th Sunday Ordinary Time – Eating & Life; Seeing & Believing

It would be good to look at Jesus’ saying, “I am the Bread of Life,” in relationship to the other “I Am” sayings in the gospel of John. The Fourth Gospel situates the person of Jesus at the center of a prism, at the heart of a large web of relationships. Everything refracts the mystery […]

19th Sunday Ordinary Time – “Are you ready to Grumble!”

I apologize for my hiatus of nearly two months. Between moving, visiting family, weddings, and moving in (still an ongoing project), I took myself off the grid for a bit. Let me start things off with this less-than-ten-minute version of my homily from last weekend. I deal with this, the first verse of this second […]

11th Sunday Ordinary Time – Audio Recap

I complete my move this afternoon. If you know me, you know I fret & get busy about many things. Me & Martha. Whatever the case, I believe this homily had some good stuff in it. Perhaps it will speak to you! “On the Road Again…” In interpreting the second parable, that of the mustard […]

10th Sunday Ordinary Time – Kinship in Christ…

I’m sore distracted these days packing & moving. Permit me to post, please, my homily from 2 1/2 weeks ago about Jesus’ family thinking he’s crazy and wanting to talk to him: “Who are my mother and sister and brother? Those who hear and do the will of God are mother and sister and brother […]

Feast of the Birth of St. John the Baptist – and a Farewell…

Friends, on Sunday I concluded part of my service here at the Church of the Gesu by presiding at the two morning liturgies. At the 7:00 am Mass, I read from my final writing for the Gesu Bulletin – a word of thanks, a word of amends, a word of hope. I share that with […]

Eleventh Sunday Ordinary Time – What a Parable! (2. Essential Questions)

Life can be so simple at times and complicated at other times. What does it look like to walk the path with Jesus trusting that his Word will transform us? Here’s a few thoughts… There are many outside and internal influences that affect us while we follow Christ. One fundamental piece that shapes us has […]

Eleventh Sunday Ordinary Time – What a Parable! (1. Structure)

There is a story beneath the story in this parable, it seems to me. [Reminds me of Paul Harvey’s “The Rest of the Story”] Our first attempt to deal with it involves looking at its structure in terms of its relationship to the first “Seed Parable” in chapter four. I believe you will remember “The […]

Tenth Sunday Ordinary Time – Adam & Eve’s Kids…

Jesus was forming a “new family,” a new say of being in kinship with God, self, and others. All based on his teachings. As Immanuel Kant was wont to say, “What are the conditions for the possibility that” this new kinship could work? What conditions need to obtain so that this new way of relating, […]

Tenth Sunday Ordinary Time – Crazy Jesus

So, Jesus’ relatives came to take him away because they thought he was out of his mind. And not only because he was so busy tending to the crowds who had gathered. He and his disciples had no time to eat. And after dusting off the scribes, his mother and family appeared wishing to speak […]

An Anniversary…

Today I celebrate thirty-nine years of priesthood after ordination with the Duke, Buns, Greg, & Lurch. The names have been changed to protect… Months before June 8, 1979, I encountered Michael J. Buckley, SJ on the sidewalks near the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, CA. He had that look about him that he planned […]

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