February 26, 2017.mp3 Today Fr. Gerry focuses on the Readings. Isaiah assumes a mother can never forget her child. God our Father never forget any of us either. But, we sometimes feel maybe God has abandoned us when we face extreme hardship. But, God doesn't divert these troubles. Rather, He walks with us. We just tend to turn to Him when all else has failed. Worry doesn't serve us, yet still we worry.
February 19, 2017.mp3 Fr. Gerry continues the theme of following law and explores Jesus' challenge to love our enemies. (Matthew 5:38-48) Jesus did it Himself. Retaliation is not the Christian way. The antidote to anger is love. What happens when I stand in the way of evil or in the way of those opposing me? Rather than retaliate, try showing the way of love and find peace.
February 12, 2017.mp3 Matthew 5:17-37 is instruction for achieving righteousness and reconciliation. Fr. Gerry asks everyone, "Why did you come here to Mass today?" All the Readings for this Sunday are reflective of law. There are different stages of living with the law. But, ultimately the law is an invitation to relationship and love with God. It gives us freedom and we must make our choices.
February 5, 2017.mp3 Reflecting on today's Gospel Matthew 5:13-16, Fr. Gerry explains how we can be salt and light in our very own community today. The purpose of our coming together as community in our Eucharistic Celebrations is to be renewed and strengthened by Him. Then, we go forth and put it into practice during the week.