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Go through the narrow gate — the only one to heaven

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

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Fr. Elvio Baldeon
Gospel: Luke 13:22-30 “Strive to enter by the narrow door”

Homily summary: All things work together for the good, for those who love God. We have to see that, even in difficult moments, something good will come from it. When you see someone strong in the faith, they know that in the darkest moment something good is coming.

Evil is a mystery in our lives. But God can make good things from evil. God does not create evil. He turns evil to good. In the Gospel, Jesus says to enter the narrow gate to get to heaven. To do good things is not easy. Take the time to pray, reflect, and ask the Holy Spirit to guide you. God knows who we are. Continue Reading…

St. Teresa’s life is an example: “Keep the faith”

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

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Fr. Elvio Baldeon
Gospel: Luke 12:8-12 The Holy Spirit will teach you

Homily summary: Today’s Gospel is a warning about persecution. It is a message of perseverance — be faithful. Even if it’s jail or death — be faithful. Jesus says that there are angels in heaven and my Father will recognize you.

Today is the Memorial of St. Teresa of Avila.  She was a great witness. She didn’t deny Jesus Christ. She showed us a way of perfection. She wrote wonderful books to help us become holy. She never denied Jesus Christ, although her own community and family denied her. Because of St. Teresa, there was a reformation of the Carmelite order. Today, we are blessed with Carmelite nuns who pray for the pope and the people.

The Gospel today says, “Do not give up. Be faithful always.” At the end, God will give us happiness, eternal life.

Angry over God’s mercy? Learn Jonah’s lesson

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

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Fr. Elvio Baldeon
First Reading: Jonah 4:1-11 Jonah is angry that a plant has died.

Homily Summary: Have you reason to be angry? Many of us do. Jonah was angry because God forgave the city of Nineveh of its sins. Instead of being glad because of God’s mercy, he was sad and angry. God was trying to change Jonah’s idea of Him.

Which is more important — a plant or people? People are more important than plants, money or things. Jesus Christ not only gives instructions. He teaches us to talk to God, to pray. In the Gospel, he tells his disciples, “How do you pray?”

Jesus Christ prayed to the Father. If it is good for Jesus Christ to spend time with his Father, it is good for us to spend time with Him. We should ask Jesus Christ to teach us to pray.