Tag Archive | Jerusalem

Personal Encounter with Jesus: ground for discipleship

Homily for 24th Sunday 2012 Today’s gospel gives us the ground of our Christian faith– the profession of faith in Jesus as the Christ, the messiah, the anointed one of God,  that Peter has confessed in Jesus. Peter has come to believe in Jesus as the Christ, not just one of the prophets, or  Elijah, […]

Sunday XIII B 2012

Death was not God’s doing, he takes no pleasure in the extinction of the living. To be – for this he created all! Those words from the book of Wisdom sum up the principal message of today’s readings, but the word ‘death’ is used ambiguously here. The more important meaning is ‘spiritual death’, serious sin, […]

Pentecost: Empowering the Church

 Pentecost B 2012 We might say that the descent of the Holy Spirit on the disciples liberated them from their fear and transformed them into apostles, men with a mission. Not for nothing do we say that this feast marks the birthday of the Church. Let’s look more closely at what today’s readings tell us. […]

Mary:Real Mother

Homily for the New Year 2012 Friends,  I wish you a  happy, blessed and a fruitful New Year. We come here today not just because we want to welcome  the New year (2012) joyfully and to celebrate this new year with the Lord through this Eucharist. We come here as a Church that celebrates the […]

Why did Jesus choose me?

Jesus‘ criteria for his followers is that one listens and follows him when he invites. If we look at the character of each of the apostles, we find that Jesus has actually gathered a whole bunch of personalities and quite hard to imagine how would they get on. But they did one thing…they listened to […]