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Fr. Jeff's Homilies and Reflections on Modern Issues


Elevated Love
Click to hear the homily.Elevated Love:  Not what  we here in the Gospel, it is how we hear it: Elevated Love 

No Such Thing as Irreversible Damage in Christ
Click to hear the homily.No Such Thing as Irreversible Damage in Christ  Victory is not so much conquering but reversal. With the temptations, we are never alone. With Christ, there is no such thing as irreversible damage.  

Sexual Confusion-Theory
Click to hear the homily.A Brief Reflection Sexual confusion Theory   We mistake theory for facts.  So it might help to reflect on theory in general and especially theory of sexuality. Again, all sexuality is such a sensitive part of our lives that we must handle such discussions reverently. I don’t feel comfortable talking about such things publicly, but at least I can treat this as a sacred topic. Theology can greatly help theory.  In two minutes or less, I will give it a try.  

For Those in Bible Study
Click to hear the homily.A Brief Reflection For those involved in Bible Study - Part One   Bible study is accessible to everyone, is encouraged and  is not difficult to read or understand in most cases. Bible study is like medicine , good for the soul.  However , every medicine comes with a caution on the label. Good to know what the caution is.  Keep in mind, the Bible is not the whole Christ.  Christ is the Word of God speaking to us through the Bible and the people of God(the Living Tradition, succession of the Apostles).  We must always be in touch with the whole Christ when we read the Bible. There are other areas of caution that may be good to know.   If you read the bible on your own or in a bible group, maybe this little five minute message can help.

I Am Yours, You Are Mine
Click to hear the homily.31st Sunday Ordinary TimeI Am Yours, You Are Mine Are you waiting to see a miracle or are you allowing the miracle to happen in you: the miracle of God's Goodness! Lk 19  Zaccheus     

Grace Rather Than Politics
Click to hear the homily.30th Sunday Ordinary TimeStrengthening TrustLk 18: 9-14Grace like water flows downhill to lowly places and the cry of the lowly pierces the clouds. Sometimes personal and national trials or tribulations put us in that lowly place where grace flows.    

Strengthening Trust
Click to hear the homily.29th Sunday Ordinary TimeStrengthening TrustLk 18:1-8 we can learn a lot from a widow who doesn't give up!     

Who do I treasure?
Click to hear the homily.26th Sunday Ordinary Time   Who do I treasure? Not what do I treasure!   Have we missed opportunities to Treasure someone!! (Lk 16:19-31)  

A Remedy - Simplicity
Click to hear the homily.25th Sunday Ordinary Time In a complex world of financial stress and inter cultural relationships, let's help each other out by developing the virtue of simplicity. A simple heart as a profound solution!

Does Church hate gays?
Click to hear the homily.A Brief Reflection Fr. Jeff in two minutes or less tries to address the myth that the church hates gays. Again, it is far from complete, but a good starting point…