Browsing the September 2017 archive of A Word From Fr. John

A Word #165| 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time| October 1, 2017

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 9/28/17

Thus says the LORD: You say, "The LORD's way is not fair!" Hear now, house of Israel: Is it my way that is unfair, or rather, are not your ways unfair?”

From time to time I will go to sleep on a Friday or Saturday evening with one homily ... Read More »

A Word #164| 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time| September 24, 2017

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 9/21/17

"Are you envious because I am generous?'

Thus, the last will be first, and the first will be last."

For those who are familiar with the corporate world you know that there is a lot of competition to get ahead and climb the corporate ladder. Often advancement or promotions ... Read More »

A Word #163| 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time| September 17, 2017

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 9/14/17

Peter approached Jesus and asked him: "Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive?

St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta once said: "If you really want to love, we must learn how to forgive." Forgiveness is not foreign to love rather it is intimately connected to ... Read More »

A Word #162| 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time| September 10, 2017

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 9/11/17

Jesus said to his disciples: "If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone."

You can often catch parents of young children instructing their children to apologize and say "I am sorry" when they do something wrong. It is a valuable ... Read More »