Sermons by “Father Philip Smith”

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#Blessed

Father Philip Smith: Usually when things are fun and comfortable and exciting, we say we’re blessed, but when life is hard, unfair and painful, we hardly feel blessed at all.

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‘Lord, help me to want what you want’

Father Philip Smith: There’s an incredible freedom from giving our lives into God’s hands and allowing God to lead us on a journey into an uncertain and unknown future.

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Stories of Shared Humanity

Father Philip Smith: And yet as we come here today with Mary, we turn our gaze to that child in a manger in Bethlehem, that child that shows us the beauty and dignity of our shared humanity, the child who can change our stories of war into stories of peace.

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Facing Life’s Unanswered Questions

Father Philip Smith: It’s okay if we don’t always know the perfect direction our life is going, or the perfect direction our life should take in the future.

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Don’t Snooze Through Advent

Father Philip Smith: Advent is a time to stop hitting the snooze button on the changes we need to make to allow God to help us to become better people in a closer community together.

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All Saints Day: Aiming for Goodness One Day at a Time

Father Philip Smith: Take every day as an opportunity as a gift from God to give another shot, to give another try, of becoming a good person.

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Year of Mercy: Counsel the Doubtful

Father Philip Smith: It might be our loving presence that might make the difference for them, the place that God’s mercy will work to show them the path they must follow.

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Connecting Old and Young

Father Philip Smith: Today we give thanks to the faith-filled example of people who have persevered in their faith. We can look up to them.

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Not Letting Expectations Get in the Way

Father Philip Smith: The way God heals us might not be the way we expect, it may not be the timeline we expect, but God’s power can work in miraculous way in our lives.

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Doing God’s Work in the World

Father Philip Smith: The word of God today challenges us to live differently, not to be self-centered but to give ourselves to help those who are suffering around us.

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