Homilies

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Christmas DayPodcast
by Fr Felix
Nostalgia: a painful yearning for the past. Odd as it might sound, I think the word nostalgia sums up where many of us find ourselves today. The five people I'm thinking about today. The first is a young woman, she's not old enough to drink legally, but that hasn't stopped her.
Date: 12/25/18
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Fourth Sunday of AdventPodcast
by Fr Felix
Home. Home for the holidays. That trip home will be spiritually bumpy for some of us. We miss a loved one who won't be at the table this year and our hearts break at their absence. We are in conflict with a loved one and we stay away or they stay away. We are just too far away and can't get home.
Date: 12/23/18
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Third Sunday of AdventPodcast
by Fr Felix
It's the hap-happiest time of the year! That's what the song says. But for many, the truth is something very, very different. When you tear off the bright ribbons and wrappings of Christmas, you'll often uncover some sadness underneath.
Date: 12/16/18
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Second Sunday of AdventPodcast
by Fr Felix
For many of us, it's not that we don't what we need to do to change in our lives but that we put it off, we delude ourselves thinking we have more time, thinking we have other more important things to do. Our lives are filled with distractions and attachments that we leave the fundamental questions in our life unattended.
Date: 12/9/18
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1st Sunday of AdventPodcast
by Fr Felix
I'm wondering about the seasons of our hearts. My heart has many seasons: some last only a few days; others drag on for weeks and months.
Date: 12/2/18
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33rd Sunday in Ordinary TimePodcast
by Fr Felix
The Camp Fire in California has claimed at least 71 lives and destroyed more than 10,000 homes. It is the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history.
Date: 11/18/18
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31st Sunday in Ordinary TimePodcast
by Fr Felix
The Shema Israel: Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is Lord alone! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.
Date: 11/4/18
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30th Sunday in Ordinary TimePodcast
by Fr Felix
To see as God sees would mean to see everything and everyone with understanding, compassion, justice, mercy and love. So as you can see, it's impossible even to imagine seeing as God sees. But that doesn't stop us from thinking that we see as God sees, from thinking what we see is indeed what is, that we we see is the whole of what's to be seen.
Date: 10/28/18
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29th Sunday in Ordinary TimePodcast
by Fr Felix
Think for a moment of the most egotistical, self-centered, pompous person that you've known in your life. Just choose one. What bugs you about that person?
Date: 10/21/18
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28th Sunday in Ordinary TimePodcast
by Fr Felix
How often do we find ourselves caught, trying up decide between several options, especially important ones? What if none of the options I'm discerning is the path God wants me to choose? What if I've consciously or unconsciously avoided considering a particular option because it's one I know I don't want to choose?
Date: 10/14/18
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27th Sunday in Ordinary TimePodcast
by Fr Felix
We live in a culture often bold in its disregard of loyalty and fidelity to others. Favoring the needs and desires of the individual, we can be quick to expect and demand that the rights of the many be sacrificed for the rights of a few.
Date: 10/7/18
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24th Sunday in Ordinary TimePodcast
by Fr Felix
Who do I say Jesus is? Many of us have more than one answer to the question. Who I say Jesus is - on Sunday morning - might be different than who I say he is when I'm at work. Who I say Jesus is when I'm struggling with pain and loss might be different than who I say he is when all's going well. Who I say Jesus is might change a lot as I grow older.
Date: 9/16/18
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18th Sunday in Ordinary TimePodcast
by Fr. Felix Lim
Up until about 10 years ago, I hated sushi. Didn't even want to look at it on someone else's plate. The very thought of eating uncooked fish totally turned me off. On the other hand, up until 10 years ago, I had never eaten sushi, I had never even tasted it. But I knew I didn't like it. I knew it wasn't for me. And then I tried it. And now I love it. Now I have a real appetite for something I used to despise.
Date: 8/5/18
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17th Sunday in Ordinary TimePodcast
by Fr. Felix Lim
Can you imagine if this miracle were to happen today? Can imagine 5,000 families on a mountainside listening to Jesus when the miracle happen? How many people would whip out their iPhones to record the miracle and put in on Youtube? And then we could find out how Jesus did it. Not even so much how but what he did. Were there suddenly baskets of bread and fish all over the place? Did bread and fish rain down from the heavens? What a great video that would make!
Date: 7/29/18
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16th Sunday in Ordinary TimePodcast
by Fr. Felix Lim
In my homilies, I always try to preach in the first person plural ("We"), that's to say, I try to make sure I don't preach at you or down to you. But in some measure, today's scriptures call me to preach in the first person singular, in that these texts are directed at shepherds, who fail in caring for their flock.
Date: 7/22/18
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15th Sunday in Ordinary TimePodcast
by Fr. Felix Lim
Have you ever had to deliver a message to someone whom you knew wasn't going to be happy with the news you were bringing? That's the prophet's dilemma. Prophets, like Amos, are charged with speaking a word from God to people whom comfort and contentment are likely to be challenged by what the prophet has to say.
Date: 7/15/18
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A Thorn in the FleshPodcast
by Fr. Felix Lim
"A thorn in the flesh." That's how St. Paul describes a troublesome problem he is experiencing, although in all his writings he never discloses exactly what the "thorn in the flesh" is. Is is something physical, spiritual, or emotional? What about us? Don't many of us have a "thorn in the flesh," something we long to be free of? It might be something physical, something in our life's circumstances, something emotional or something spiritual.
Date: 7/8/18
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13th Sunday in Ordinary TimePodcast
by Fr. Felix Lim
I suspect that gathered in this church right now are many folks, like the synagogue official, unafraid to approach Jesus to ask for some healing. And there are others here too who desire some healing but who aren't sure how to ask or how to pray for it, who aren't sure if the Lord hears or listens to their prayers.
Date: 7/1/18
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SuicidePodcast
by Fr. Felix Lim
Suicide has been in the headlines and on our national consciousness these past weeks. Two high profile celebrities and cultural bright lights committed suicide: author and chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade . . .
Date: 6/24/18
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Father's DayPodcast
by Fr. Felix Lim
What Fathers Day means to each of us depends so much on our relationship with our dad and his with us . . .
Date: 6/17/18
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