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Feast of The Transfiguration – Homily, Year A

The Transfiguration of the Lord, Year A Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 Psalm 97:1-2, 5-6, 9-12 2 Peter 1:16-19 Matthew 17:1-9 There are times in the gospels when Jesus goes off alone to pray.  Generally, we are not told of what Jesus does in prayer.  Today is different.  We are giving a vivid description of what happens […]

Video Presentation – Evangelization and Apologetics

Monday I led my third and final presentation for this Lent.  This topic is very important to me as I think helping people develop their own relationship with Jesus and then to share it with others is an essential part of God’s call to me.  As a priest, celebrating the Sacraments is very important to […]

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, Year C – Homily

Christ the King, Year C 2 Samuel 5:1-3 Psalm 122:1-2, 3-4, 4-5 Colossians 1:12-20 Luke 23:35-43 November 20, 2016 Until the days when Saul became king, Israel had not had a king.  There were leaders known as “judges” who lead the community.  The people asked God to give them a king.  Saul became the first […]

More Words For God

Here are some more of my thoughts on words we use to describe God. Potter – Isaiah 64:7 says “Yet, O LORD, you are our father; we are the clay and you the potter: we are all the work of your hands.”  God is the one who formed man out of the ground and breathed […]

More Words

We continue to talk about words people use to describe God.  Today I turn to some “negative” words Trickster/Joker – I was a little surprised to see trickster/joker on the list.  I don’t know if I have ever heard God described in this way.  I take it to imply somebody seeing God as a deceiver who […]

More Words for Jesus

Today I take a look at some more positive words for God. Friend – Without a doubt, God is a friend.  A friend is someone you share close moments with.  A friend is someone you can count on to always be there.  A friend helps you become a better person.  A friend tells you the truth.  A […]

Some Negative Descriptions

Today, I continue to talk about “negative” words that some people use to describe God.  Of course, when I use the term “negative” I am already beginning to show my disapproval of the term. Punisher – Does God want to punish us?  No, God would be much happier if he did not have to punish […]

Using Words to Describe God

Here I continue with a few more words one might use to describe God.  For the rest of the series, see “Images of God”.  Everlasting/Eternal – These two words appear together on the list I am working from but I don’t see them quite the same when it comes to describing God.  Everlasting tells us that […]

More Words to Describe God

A couple of days ago I started to write about words that people might use to describe God.  I started with tyrant, policeman, and stern judge.  Today, I would like to reflect on some positive words. All Powerful One – Without a doubt, God is all-powerful.  There is nothing that is possible to do that […]

How Do You Describe God?

None of us has seen God but we can each have our own way of describing our experience of God.  Recently, my spiritual director gave me a list of words that people may use to describe God.  He asked me to look at the words and ask myself does the word fit my image of […]