“Greater than John (Matthew 11: 2-11)” by Fr. Jim Willig

This is the third Sunday of Advent. In this Gospel of Matthew, John the Baptist is now in prison. He knows he could be facing death, so John asks if Jesus is truly the Messiah. This seems odd, since John called Jesus the one to follow when baptizing Him in the Jordan.

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“Repent (Matthew 3: 1-12)” by Fr. Jim Willig

This upcoming Sunday is the second Sunday of Advent. In the Gospel of Matthew, John the Baptist comes onto the scene. He calls all to REPENT.  When he saw the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he shouted at them saying ‘You brood of vipers!’

John said he was baptizing in water, but the one coming will baptize with the Holy Spirit and fire.

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“Christ is Coming (Matthew 24: 27 – 44)” by Fr. Jim Willig

This is the first Sunday of Advent. In this Gospel of Matthew, Jesus is telling his disciples that the Son of Man is coming.

Jesus says it will be like the days of Noah before the flood. People had been eating and drinking, and ignoring the fact that the great storm was rapidly approaching. Because of their foolishness, these folks were swept away with the waters.

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“Right Side (Luke 23: 35-43)” by Fr. Jim Willig

Fr. Jim shares the story of the two criminals that were crucified on both sides of Jesus. The one on the left blasphemed Jesus, mocking him to get down off the cross.

The criminal on the right challenged the one on the left. He said clearly that they both deserved what was happening, whereas Jesus was innocent. The ‘right-side’ criminal then asked Jesus to remember him….

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“Patient Endurance (Luke 21: 5-19)” by Fr. Jim Willig

Fr. Jim shares the Gospel of Luke that speaks about the ‘end of time.’ He explains how many will suffer in the name of Jesus but will be saved through patient endurance. Fr. Jim asks “What condition is our soul in?”

This Gospel can be divided into three segments. It speaks about: 1) the destruction of the temple; 2) the classic apocalyptic signs; and 3) warnings about persecution ahead. Fr. Jim said we must reflect on this Gospel and see how it applies to our own lives.

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“Next Life (Luke 20: 27-38)” by Fr. Jim Willig

In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus is once again challenged. This time it is the Sadducees who try to trick Jesus. They give Him an outlandish scenario of a woman who marries a man who in turn dies, so she marries his brother.

This brother also passes away and then the scenario is repeated. By the end of the story, this poor widow has been married to all seven brothers, all dying before her. Finally the woman dies. The Sadducees then pose the question to Jesus, “Whose wife will this woman be at the Resurrection?”

Jesus knew this was a setup because the Sadducees did not believe in an afterlife. Jesus responded by quoting Scripture. He emphasized that Moses himself implied that the dead rise. So God is not of the dead, but of the living.

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“Out on a Limb (Luke 19: 1-10)” by Fr. Jim Willig

Fr. Jim introduces us to Zacchaeus, the tax collector. Because he was short in stature, Zacchaeus climbed a tree in order to be able to see Jesus. As Jesus passed by, He called to Zacchaeus to climb down. Jesus then stated that He was going to dinner at the tax collector’s home.

Because of this encounter, Zacchaeus converted from his selfish life. He paid back all he had cheated in far greater amounts than what he had taken in order to live a pure and purposeful life in Jesus Christ.

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