Sunday Homilies

from Father Kevin Laughery, Quad Pastoral Unit, Sangamon and Morgan Counties, Illinois Comments from this page do not reach me; instead, email: kl@kevinlaughery.com

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Jesus calls us out of our self-imposed dwellings of worry.

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"Be perfect."  This command is very easily misunderstood.  We need to consider a distinction between "perfect performance" and being a complete, well-rounded person.

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Is law something imposed upon us, which we have to work around?  No, law is based on principles we find deep within ourselves.

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Hear the homilist sigh as he ponders the current counterexample of "believing in oneself," the person who will make everything "great."  Ponder the real meaning of being salt for the earth and light for the world.

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We consider why there was such controversy in 1517, and what Christians are called to do to attain unity.

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Christians may seem to be a tiny "remnant" in our world.  Surely the Beatitudes, which open Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, do not quickly reveal the joy to be had by living them.

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Saint Paul speaks of factions within Christianity as we read of the call of Jesus' first disciples.  

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Baptism is not something you can do to yourself.  Even Jesus had to be in a passive state as his baptism was done to him.  Surrender is necessary for living the Christian life.

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Two challenges today: "safe environment" and "racism."

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Mary reflected upon many things in her heart.  We must follow her example of reflection upon the mysteries which we are living.

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