Scripture Reflections & Modern Issues


Fr. Jeff's Homilies and Reflections on Modern Issues

Jeffrey VonLehmen
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Coping Mechanism
Click to hear the homily.3rd Sunday of Advent Coping Mechanism   Is 35:1-10, Jas 5:7-10, Mt 11:2-11   Most of life, physical or spiritual, is coping. Life is 80% coping and 20% overcoming. People with chronic illness teach us how to help each other cope.

Where is the Mother, There is Healing
Click to hear the homily.Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin MaryWhere is the Mother, there is healing.   Mary is blessed with original freedom and so is Eve.  What happened? May Mother help us find original freedom again, freedom for the Word, freedom for the other, freedom to love.  

Click to hear the homily.Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the UniverseIn the bible, the king is majestic,  beautiful.How does beauty saves us,How is Christ the king, majestic on the cross?If Christ rules over our hearts, what beautiful thing happens inside us?Are we being carried away by a kingdom of false beauty  or carried along by the kingdom of true beauty?1 Pt:  It was not any cleverly invented myths that we were repeating when we brought you the knowledge of the power and the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ; we had seen his majesty for ourselves. He was honoured and glorified by God the Father, when the Sublime Glory itself spoke to him and said, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved; he enjoys my favour.’ We heard this ourselves, spoken from heaven, when we were with him on the holy mountain.  

Got Us by the Hair
Click to hear the homily.33rd Sunday Ordinary TimeGot Us By The Hair Every hair on your head is counted.  So, don't be afraid.  Persevere.     

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!     

Act of Thanks to Dry Tears
Click to hear the homily.28th Sunday Ordinary Time  Act of Thanks to Dry Tears How can we help dry tears? Not sure if Eucharistic healing is in the Bible?Lk 17: 1-11   

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!