Do Not Fear
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Do Not Fear

“Say to the fearful of heart: Be strong, do not fear!” (Isaiah 35:4) Scripture asserts that fear is the greatest obstacle to faith. Sometimes, it is fear of what others will think of us. Other times, it is a fear of changing my way of living. Still other times, it is a fear of what...

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Twelfth Sunday [A] June 25, 2017
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Twelfth Sunday [A] June 25, 2017

Matthew 10:26-33 In the Gospel Reading no less than three times we hear our Lord exhorting us to “be not be afraid.”  Anything that takes place as part of Jesus’ mission is no cause for fear. Christians need not fear for the Father’s hand always protects them. LIVING FEARLESSLY Today’s Gospel places Jesus’ mission front...

June 25, 2017March 28, 2019by
Homily Notes (Sun) June 25
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Homily Notes (Sun) June 25

Not once, not twice but three times in today’s Gospel Jesus exhorts us to not be afraid (Matthew 10:26, 28, 31). Seems to me that that He understands us very, very, very well. STEP 1: Admit to God what you fear most might happen.   When we recall God is all-powerful we put ourselves in a...

June 25, 2017June 25, 2017by
JESUS’ TRANSFIGURATION
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JESUS’ TRANSFIGURATION

Traditionally, the account of the TRANSFIGURATION of Jesus is read on the SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT. This reminds us that the visible revelation of Jesus’ glory (Matthew 17:1-9) follows upon His having explained to His disciples that He was departing for Jerusalem to suffer and die (Matthew 16: 21-28). In contrast to Matthew’s version of...

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