Homily Archive

Tuesday of Week 6 in Ordinary Time - Cycle I
People often use the phrases that the wicked are not punished and they get away with murder. At times it may appear like this but the sayings are not...
Justice Will Come In Time
Tuesday of Week 6 in Ordinary Time - Cycle II
Have you ever been on an outing and suddenly realised that you've forgotten to take sandwiches? The Apostles found themselves in this predicament on...
Daily Bread, Our Strength Against Evil
Wednesday of Week 6 in Ordinary Time - Cycle I
Without water there can be no life on our planet. But from the story of Noah we witness its devastating effects. The story reveals that only God can...
Seeing The Hand Of God In Happenings On Earth
Wednesday of Week 6 in Ordinary Time - Cycle II
There was once a travelling salesman who arrived in a town very late at night. The only accommodation he could find was in a cheap, shabby boarding...
Seeing What We Have To Do
Thursday of Week 6 in Ordinary Time - Cycle I
A rainbow appears in the sky when the sun shines and the storm has passed. It was used by God as a symbol of his mercy and love, promising to Noah...
God's Standards Are Not Ours!
Thursday of Week 6 in Ordinary Time - Cycle II
Poor Peter with the best of intentions, he said the wrong thing. When Jesus predicted His own passion and death, Peter tried to tell Him that as...
God's Standards Are Not Our Standards
Friday of Week 6 in Ordinary Time - Cycle I
Men decided to build a tower which would reach heaven and so make a name for themselves in the First Reading today. But this tower at Babel was done...
Words And Actions
Friday of Week 6 in Ordinary Time - Cycle II
We are not saved by our own power any more than a baby is conceived in the womb by his own power. A baby is conceived by his parents, and we are...
Words And Actions
Saturday of Week 6 in Ordinary Time - Cycle I
What is faith? It is defined and then illustrated by the lives of three illustrious Old Testament figures in the First Reading today. Abel offered a...
The Importance Of Faith
Saturday of Week 6 in Ordinary Time - Cycle II
St. James is eminently the practical writer of the New Testament. In today's reading he strikes at the heart of a basic human problem the misuse of...
The Power Of Speech
Sunday of Week 7 in Ordinary Time - Year C
A teenage girl wants to have her nose pierced and wear a ring in it. Her mother refuses to give permission. Her daughter says, "Please, Mum, everyone...
Dare To Be Different
Monday of Week 7 in Ordinary Time - Cycle I
The book of Ecclesiasticus was written approximately 200 years before the birth of Christ. Its author Ben Sirach is worried that his fellow Jews were...
When All Else Fails We Still Can Have Recourse To Prayer
Monday of Week 7 in Ordinary Time - Cycle II
The letter of Saint James is filled with practical advice for Christian living. In today's first reading he writes, "If there are any wise or learned...
We Need Humility Filled With Good Sense
Tuesday of Week 7 in Ordinary Time - Cycle I
Words of practical wisdom are offered by the First Reading's author today. They concern the problem of human suffering. No matter what comes our way...
Carrying The Cross And Serving Others
Tuesday of Week 7 in Ordinary Time - Cycle II
The values of Christianity are so different from those of the world. This was a lesson the disciples of Jesus had to learn. In today's Gospel they...
Christianity Has Its Own Set Of Values
Wednesday of Week 7 in Ordinary Time - Cycle I
The author of Ecclesiasticus instructs his readers to seek wisdom for they will be filled with happiness, inherit honour and be loved and blessed by...
Love Of Wisdom And An Ecumenical Spirit
Wednesday of Week 7 in Ordinary Time - Cycle II
Our life is a gift from God, a gift we must put it to good use. St. James describes it as ‘a mist that is here for a little while and then...
An Ecumenical Spirit
Thursday of Week 7 in Ordinary Time - Cycle I
There is some very wise advice for us from the author of Ecclesiasticus in the First Reading today. It can be summed up in these few words, “Do not...
We Have Been Forewarned!
Thursday of Week 7 in Ordinary Time - Cycle II
All of us are sinners and Saint James is warning us about the consequences of the injustices we have done. The wrongs over the years and the people...
No Sacrifice Is Too Much If It Stops Us From Committing Deadly Sins
Friday of Week 7 in Ordinary Time - Cycle I
A true and faithful friend is something beyond price. And friendship is the topic of the First Reading today. True friendship should reflect the...
Friendship And Marriage
Friday of Week 7 in Ordinary Time - Cycle II
We are not to grumble against one another but, according to Saint James, help and encourage each other in every way possible. We must try to act...
Jesus Condemns Divorce And Remarriage
Saturday of Week 7 in Ordinary Time - Cycle I
Praise of humanity and its unique place in God’s creation is the theme of the First Reading today. He made us in His own image and master of His...
How Great Is God's Love For Us
Saturday of Week 7 in Ordinary Time - Cycle II
Prayer should characterise all aspects of our lives and not just moments of crisis, Saint James tells us in today's first reading. "If anyone of you...
Pray At All Times
Sunday of Week 8 in Ordinary Time - Year C
Very often we think that people could make the world a better place by simply changing their own lives. They don't have to change the world, just...
The Starting Place For Corrections
Monday of Week 8 in Ordinary Time - Cycle I
Each one of us has one thing in common. We all sin. Every one of us falls short of God's glory in lots of ways. Not even the sacrament of Baptism...
Jesus Must Come First
Monday of Week 8 in Ordinary Time - Cycle II
There is a saying that 'Blood is thicker than water' which means family ties should be more solid than other relationships. But one relationship is...
Be A Good Family Person
Tuesday of Week 8 in Ordinary Time - Cycle I
An exhortation to us to be generous to God when we offer our gifts is the message of today's first reading. We should be cheerful, not stinting in...
The Most Precious Gift Ever Given To Us