Summary: We too are called to believe in not just Jesus’ resurrection, but our own. We too are called to love God so that we can rise from our earthly death to spend eternity with Him in Heaven. God wants to raise us up from where ever we are; from whatever spiritual deaths or illness we have. He wants to give us His spirit so that, like Lazarus, we can rise to new life
Summary: For this homily, I asked the young kids to come up and sit at the bottom of the steps. So the questions in this homily were asked of the kids sitting there. Love, in a fallen world, demands sacrifices of us. Jesus shows us infinite love when He sacrifices everything on the Cross for us. Jesus sacrifices Himself on the Cross to give us the grace not just so that we can have faith in Him, but that we can be transformed into the holy persons He created us to be. (See Ephesians 2:8-10 from the second reading)
Summary: The Ten Commandments give us kind of a bare minimum of what we need to not do. However, Jesus wants us to give us the grace to not just know what to do, but to give us the strength, fortitude, and ability to do it, to be the best, the morally good people He created us to be.
Summary: If we want to live life to the full, we need to wake up from our spiritual sleep walking. If we do, if we spend time in prayer, then we too can be transfigured this Lent.