Images of God

What Jesus Thinks of You

By Fr. Jeff | 11/26/2021

In today’s first reading (Friday, 34th Week in Ordinary Time, Year I), we hear of a vision the prophet Daniel has. It contains imagery we may not understand, at least I know I don’t understand. The Bible continues a lot…

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Two Images

By Fr. Jeff | 02/19/2021

When I pray, there are two images I like to use. They are images of the same thing. The first image is: and the second image is: One might look at these images and say, “Father, they are not images…

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Keeping God First

By Fr. Jeff | 12/22/2020

As I write this we are just a couple of days from Christmas. Christmas this year will be different because of the Coronavirus. However, no matter how different your celebration is, it will still be Christmas, the celebration of the…

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19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 08/09/2020

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A1 Kings 19:9a, 11-13aPsalm 85:9, 10, 11-12, 13-14, (8)Romans 9:1-5Matthew 14:22-33August 9, 2020 After sending his disciples on their way, Jesus “went up on the mountain by himself to pray.”  There He encountered God…

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Presentation of the Lord – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 02/02/2020

Presentation of the LordMalachi 3:1-4Psalm 24:7, 8, 9, 10 (8)Hebrews 2:14-18Luke 2:22-40February 2, 2020 Our psalm today speaks of the “king of glory.”  Of course, the “king of glory” is the Lord.  The historical setting for this psalm is the…

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Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, Year C – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 11/24/2019

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, Year C2 Samuel 5:1-3Psalm 122:1-2, 3-4, 4-5 (see 1)Colossians 1:12-20Luke 23:35-43November 24, 2019 Today we begin the last week in Ordinary Time before we start a new liturgical year next week.  To…

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Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, Year A – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 11/26/2017

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, Year A Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17 Psalm 23:1-2, 2-3, 5-6 1 Corinthians 15:20-26, 28 Matthew 25:14-31-46 November 26, 2017 Today is our last Sunday before we begin a new liturgical year.  That means…

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Feast of The Transfiguration – Homily, Year A

By Fr. Jeff | 08/06/2017

The Transfiguration of the Lord, Year A Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 Psalm 97:1-2, 5-6, 9-12 2 Peter 1:16-19 Matthew 17:1-9 There are times in the gospels when Jesus goes off alone to pray.  Generally, we are not told of what Jesus…

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Video Presentation – Evangelization and Apologetics

By Fr. Jeff | 04/08/2017

Monday I led my third and final presentation for this Lent.  This topic is very important to me as I think helping people develop their own relationship with Jesus and then to share it with others is an essential part…

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Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, Year C – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 11/20/2016

Christ the King, Year C 2 Samuel 5:1-3 Psalm 122:1-2, 3-4, 4-5 Colossians 1:12-20 Luke 23:35-43 November 20, 2016 Until the days when Saul became king, Israel had not had a king.  There were leaders known as “judges” who lead…

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More Words For God

By Fr. Jeff | 04/16/2011

Here are some more of my thoughts on words we use to describe God. Potter – Isaiah 64:7 says “Yet, O LORD, you are our father; we are the clay and you the potter: we are all the work of…

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More Words

By Fr. Jeff | 04/14/2011

We continue to talk about words people use to describe God.  Today I turn to some “negative” words Trickster/Joker – I was a little surprised to see trickster/joker on the list.  I don’t know if I have ever heard God…

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More Words for Jesus

By Fr. Jeff | 04/12/2011

Today I take a look at some more positive words for God. Friend – Without a doubt, God is a friend.  A friend is someone you share close moments with.  A friend is someone you can count on to always be there. …

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Some Negative Descriptions

By Fr. Jeff | 04/07/2011

Today, I continue to talk about “negative” words that some people use to describe God.  Of course, when I use the term “negative” I am already beginning to show my disapproval of the term. Punisher – Does God want to…

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Using Words to Describe God

By Fr. Jeff | 04/05/2011

Here I continue with a few more words one might use to describe God.  For the rest of the series, see “Images of God”.  Everlasting/Eternal – These two words appear together on the list I am working from but I don’t…

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More Words to Describe God

By Fr. Jeff | 04/02/2011

A couple of days ago I started to write about words that people might use to describe God.  I started with tyrant, policeman, and stern judge.  Today, I would like to reflect on some positive words. All Powerful One –…

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How Do You Describe God?

By Fr. Jeff | 03/31/2011

None of us has seen God but we can each have our own way of describing our experience of God.  Recently, my spiritual director gave me a list of words that people may use to describe God.  He asked me…

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