In Acts Luke tells of the Holy Spirit coming 50 days after the Resurrection, in John it is on the same day of the Resurrection. Which is it? The two can be likened to the relationship between our Baptism and our Confirmation. Confirmation means to strengthen. The One Spirit manifests itself differently in each, yet unites us as one. I offer a prayer I am sure God will answer; "Lord what do you want me to do? Send the Holy Spirit to strengthen me to do it." Amen.
Christ ascended so that He could be present everywhere, in us His Body. By our baptism we are called to be priests; prophets and kings/queens. But the disciples were told to wait for the Holy Spirit before beginning to be Christ's witnesses. We hate to wait don't we? Waiting for churches to reopen, waiting to go "back to normal". We hate waiting because it reminds us that ultimately we are not in control. God is. But the spirituality of waiting has much more to teach us; how to live in the present, how to learn God's language, how to grow closer to God, to recognize that He is God and we are His creation, and more...
Jesus tells us he will reveal himself to us! Wow! This is an experiential faith, a personal relationship with Jesus. If during these times of pandemic we must fast from the Eucharist, why not Feast on the Word! Let the Holy Spirit renew our Home Church. This homily includes a plan to do that.
Sometimes when the weight of our responsibilities weigh us down, and we feel like we can no longer carry the load... maybe we just need to cut some of it!! Is everything we're doing necessary? Focus your life by this simple formula: Prayer and Ministry. We are meant to each do our part, so that the Church together, each doing his part, will carry the great weight, and We as the Church will do - and have already done - greater works than Jesus! Hard to believe, but those are His words!
Homilia del padre Carlos.
We are healed by His wounds. He leads us from the darkness, to green pastures and flowing water. This is a short homily on healing followed by a prayer for healing.
Homilia y oracion para la curacion.