El Sabor a Pan marca las lecturas de este domingo. *El desprendimiento, la generosidad, el compartir son temas muy importantes para Jesús. *Cada día debemos mirar nuestras manos, cuanto pueden hacer, dar, ofrecer y también cuanto podemos recibir de otros. *Hoy las palabras de los discípulos es aquí hay alguien que tiene algo poco, pero que quiere compartir. *El Compartir hace posible la multiplicación y esto se refiere a nuestros dones, valores, actitudes. *Ofrezcamos lo que poseemos especialmente que sale desde dentro de nosotros, eso es lo más difícil por eso esforcémonos en darlo, en hacerlo.
Jesus' multiplication of the Loaves is a miracle that shows how the God who created the universe, also wants to be involved in even the smallest details of our life. He wants us to turn to Him when we are in need, when we feel overwhelmed, or inadequate. He invites us to offer to him, what little we may feel we have, and He can multiply it to do great things. This teaches us Trust/Faith. Our trust in God, frees us to be generous to others. Then, our generosity to others, helps heal a broken world!
* Todos somos responsables de anunciar la buena nueva de la Salvacion. *Desde nuestro bautismo recibimos la triple dimension de ser sacerdotes, profetas y reyes. *Cuidarnos unos a otros, esa es nuestra mision, no solo en la evangelizacion directa como predicacion, tambien estando atentos de los mas necesitados. * pastorear o ser pastores es la tarea de los padres de familia, lideres espirituales, lideres de la educacion etc.
Homily for the 16th week of Ordinary Time. Jesus is the fulfillment of God's promise in the Old Testament to Himself Shepherd his people. Jesus founded a Church that is authentic and He has given it authority. But He has also given us the Holy Spirit, and written His law in our hearts. We have both a personal and a communal relationship with Jesus, and He uses both to Guide us. But we must follow. How? Give Him permission, then take time to listen.
St. Paul reveals to us that God has a Plan, and is inviting us to be part of that plan. Since God is all powerful, His plan will come to be. The question is 'Will we be part of that plan?' In this homily I attempt to share the Good News of the Gospel, the Blessed Assurance we have in Jesus. And how to find and follow our Mission or Purpose in Life.
In the Gospel of Mark, Jesus comes showing his power. He cures the sick, casts out demons, preaches with authority, calms the sea, even raises the dead! Nothing can stop him right? That was right until he comes home, and finds lack of Faith. In this homily I examine what prevents God's power from acting in our life. It is not only our lack of belief, but believers too limit that power because we depend too much on our own strength, and hence even when we have good intentions, we still fail to let God act in our lives. Last week I asked for 10 Minutes a day in prayer. Today I suggest a way to examine our lives during that time, to see where we might be blocking God' power, and His Love.
Fr. Paul's first Homily as Pastor on the 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Are You Hungry? St. Mark is giving us a "Sandwich Story", that is a story within a story, each shedding light on the other. Today's Sandwich teaches us that Death has a role in life; to lead us to Jesus to Be Raised Up and given something to eat. In my first homily, Have a request of Everyone in the Parish (including our Youth!) Will You Tithe? Let's Tithe by giving God our first (or best) 10 minutes in Prayer Everyday. This will help us conform more an more to our death to self, and rising to new life in Baptism, and growing in that new life (the indwelling of the Holy Spirit) through the Eucharist.