Sermons on “Mercy”


Palm Sunday: The Example of the Second Criminal

Father Jeremy Miller: That second criminal gives us a path forward out of this human temptation I think we have to scapegoat, to deflect attention away from ourselves and carrying our cross as well.

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Woe to You

Fr. Alan Zobler O.S.F.S.: If you are so hung up on the things that don’t matter, the teachable moments are going to pass by you.

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Desperation for Jesus

Father Jeremy Miller: We come here every week to be desperate for Jesus, to know that we cannot fix everything in our life, to know that we are not in complete control and to place all of that at the altar, at the foot of Jesus, knowing that even if he doesn’t heal us immediately of the affliction we bring before him, we will receive the embrace of a God who loves us more than we could ever imagine.

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The Command to Love

Monsignor Michael Billian: The Mercy of God wipes out our past selfishness and leads us to respond to the Lord’s command to love others as he has loved us.

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Finding and Accepting God’s Mercy

Monsignor Michael Billian: To accept mercy requires trust, which is why it’s so hard to forgive by human powers.

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Christ the King: Being Part of the Solution

Monsignor Michael Billian: What does the celebration of Christ the King mean? It really means everything. It means that there is a solution to the problems of the world. The feast calls us to be a part of the solution.

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Lessons and Opportunities from the Year of Mercy

Monsignor Michael Billian: The gift of this year has been a springboard to a way of life, where we proclaim with all our being that God loves us and wraps us in his mercy so that we can share that precious gift with the world.

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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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Making Room in Our Hearts for God’s Mercy

Monsignor Michael Billian: The first step for us to allow God to make a home in our hearts, for God to fill us up with his wonderful gift of mercy, is that we have to clear some of ourselves out.

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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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