Walking With The Father: March 2019

March 31, 2019

Let the mud touch your eyes (John 9 1-41)

  • 1. Jesus wants to heal us, but we have to let him.
    2. Growing in faith requires courage and perserverence.

    Note that Jesus never asked permission before healing the blind man with mud. He saw the need, and healed him. Jesus wants to heal us too, but we need to give him permission to do so. The blind man didn't resist, and he submitted himself not knowing what was happening. It doesn't make sense to put mud onto someone's eyes, and then commanded to go wash. It didn't make sense, but even so, the blind man surrendered. We need to let Jesus put his hands into our own wounds, and heal us, so we should not pull away, but rather we need to pass through it, and be healed by God. Let the mud touch our eyes! We need pray each day.

    The blind man's journey was quick, it all happened within twenty-four hours. The blind man originally did not know Jesus, and once healed, others were upset because he was healed on the sabbath day. There was then a mock trial, and the man's parents were also put on trial. The man was kicked out of the community for believing that Jesus must have been sent by God. As witnesses we need to continue to tell the world who Jesus is. Let us pray for courage to have perserverence like the blind man.

March 25, 2019

Woe to me if I do not share the Gospel (Luke 16 19-31) March 21st homily

  • Being blessed with wealth doesn't mean we are all damned. Fr. Matthew clarifies that the Gospel today has nothing to do with wealth. It is tempting to let our faith become secondary and nothing but an interest. Like the rich man, he could feast everyday, and yet not share it with others. We are feasting too around the treasures of the Church, and we are called to share the goodness of our faith with others in abundance. Woe to us if we do not preach the Gospel and do not share the goodness of our faith. Many who do not know Christ are starving, and they have no idea what they are missing. We are fed and nourished and our bellies are full, and we believe in the hope of eternal life. Father Matthew encourages us to share our faith with those who do not yet know Christ, or who have rejected Him. Let's pray for their conversion because we love them. It's our responsibility!

March 17, 2019

Unique healing (Mark 8 22-26) Feb 20 homily

  • Father Matthew draws a connection between Jesus healing a blind man and the healing of all healings in the sacrament of confession.