BLINDNESS AND CLEAR VISION – Jesus “cures” a Blind Man

Homily for 30th Sunday of the Year – B
Blind Bartimaeus is “Cured”

Bartimaeus is cured of his blindness, but demonstrates a clearer vision of Jesus while he is still Blind.  What constitutes “clear vision” and where else in the Gospel, and in our world do we see examples of “blindness” and the “clear vision” of faith?

ADVENT – and the need for Repentance

“Dismay Before Comfort”
Homily – 2nd Sunday of Advent (B)

John the Baptist calls his people to “Prepare the way of the Lord.”  Isaiah speaks of “Comfort” but only after the people have paid “double” for their sins.  How do we reconcile the purpose of religion with the popular misconception that Christianity is there to give Comfort?

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Scripture Reflection
“Comfort With A Catch”

Scripture Reflection on Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11