Sermons by “Father Philip Smith”

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Love people you disagree with

Father Philip Smith: We have a vocation as Christians to love. That’s our fundamental, primary mission as Christians to be people of love.

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Fear of Loneliness

Father Philip Smith: In order experience true friendship, deep, intimate community with other people, oftentimes we first have to go through periods or seasons of loneliness in our own lives.

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Four Lessons of Anger

Father Philip Smith: Jesus shows us today that he wants to enter into that anger with us. He takes on our anger and he redeems it, he transforms it into a power to do good.

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Cleaning Toilets with a Smile

Father Philip Smith: The reason we smile when we perform acts of service is because we know that God is helping us overcome our selfishness, that God is helping us serve and touch the lives of other people and share God’s joy with them.

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Fr. Phil’s Last Homily: On God’s Journey

Father Philip Smith: As I reflect on the past five years, I’m just filled with gratitude to be part of this community. The goal of what I’ve tried to do is simply rooted in what we do here: To help our students know that Jesus is with them on the journey.

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Pentecost: Renewing the Face of the Earth

Father Philip Smith: What we gather to celebrate on Pentecost is that God has heard that prayer for renewal.

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Living Daily Life with Joy

Father Philip Smith: God’s dream is for us to live life with joy.

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Living Abundantly

Father Philip Smith: The abundant living that Jesus is inviting us to today is a life in which we sometimes let go of our plans because they were indeed too easy and embrace God’s plans and the tasks that God has entrusted to us to complete in the world today, even when we don’t feel strong enough to complete them.

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Jesus is Here with Us

Father Philip Smith: It’s important to remember that Jesus is with us and will continue to be with us as the journey continues into the future.

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Running the Race

Father Philip Smith: God didn’t create us to be spectators. God created us to run, he created us to go out into the world and to share his love and mercy.

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