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Every 2nd Sunday of Lent the Church proclaims the Gospel of the Transfiguration— the revelation of Christ in His Glory on Mt Tabor.  We too are called to climb that mountain and be transfigured by HIS love—simply, say YES TO GOD & NO TO FEAR!! (Preached at Holy Family in Davidsonville, 3/8/20)

In Matthew chapters 5-7, Jesus preaches THE GREATEST SERMON ever preached--commonly called, the Sermon on the Mount.  Here we discover the KEY to Spiritual Freedom.  Here Jesus paves our road to ETERNAL JOY & HAPPINESS that can begin TODAY, if--and only if--we try to live these life-giving words.  (Preached at St. Augustine's on February 23, 2020--10 am mass)

It's very common that Christians often forget that THE most important thing: truly knowing JESUS as our FRIEND, SAVIOR, MASTER and LORD.  Every other aspect of our faith follows from this FIRST PRINCIPLE.  We don't believe in ideas or a philosophy or a moral code of conduct; we come to believe--indeed, TRUST with all our hearts a PERSON who then leads to embrace HIS ideas, philosophy and mode of acting.  (Homily preached on January 19, 2020 at St. Augustine's Church 10 am mass)

The Capuchin Franciscan Order, to which I belong, has a stunning definition for prayer:  "Prayer is the breathing of love."  WOW!  When we were baptized into Christ, we are baptized into a way of breathing GOD's LOVE into our hearts and breathing out HIS love to all we meet.  (Preached at St. Augustine's Parish on January 12, 2020)

St. Augustine famously wrote, "We are an Easter People, an Alleluia is our Song."  However, it would also be true to say that we are an Advent People, constantly called to be alive, awake and alert to the COMING of the LORD.  This homily/talk (oops, it's a little long) explores three Wake Ups of Advent: Wake Up and...1. Be here and NOW; 2. Say Thanks; 3. Trust that the Lord is coming soon.  (Preached at St. Augustine's 12:30 pm mass on December 1, 2019) 

Every Sunday the Church invites Her members to recite together these stunning words: "I believe in the Resurrection of the Dead and life of the world to come."  Wow, do we really believe it?  This homily hopes to strengthen our faith by turning to the HEAD and HEART.  (Preached on November 10, 2019 at St. Augustine's 10 am mass)

The story of short-statured Zaccheus jumping out of tree for Jesus is OUR STORY!  We are always being called by Jesus to jump out of Anger, Self and Shame to experience God's Forgiveness, Mercy and New Life.  (Preached on November 3, 2019 at St. Augustine's 8 am mass)

Everything Jesus did and said were meant to FREE us from our many forms of bondage.  Jesus taught us often to embrace humility--WHY? Because Humility frees us from the Concentration Camp of our BIG FAT EGOS. (Preached at JackYacs 20th Anniversary Mass--St. John's in Philadelphia, Oct. 227, 2019)

In his book The power of Silence Against the Dictatorship of Noise, Cardinal Robert Sara says, "Silence is more important than any other human work." The profound truth of this audacious statement is explored in the following talk/  (Preached at CapCafe, October 26, 2019)

Tim McGraw gave the music world the country song of the year in 2004--a tribute to his deceased father, Tug: "Live Like You were dying."  But 800 years before that, St. Francis of Assisi demonstrated with every fiber of his being how to put McGraw's song into vibrant action.  (Preached at St. Francis of Assisi in Derwood on October 6, 2019--Belated Patronal Feast of the Parish)

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