“Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but whoever humbles himself will be exalted.”
“You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.”
The founder of my religious congregation, St. Stanislaus Papczynski, wrote a reflection on St. Bartholomew I would like to share with you all.
In today’s Gospel we hear the parable of the workers in the vineyard. God is generous to all of his children – is this unjust? Find out in my homily today.
Today is the Memorial of the Queenship of Mary. She is the “Queen of all Hearts,” as St. Louis de Montfort called her. Jesus heeds her requests because He cannot but open His heart around her, who is completely open to Him. We are called to do the same, to open our hearts completely to Jesus and Mary; she will be with us, as our Queen, and as our Mother. When we listen to Our Lord and Our Lady and obey their requests, the Kingdom of God reigns in our hearts.
“O woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.” What are the two virtues necessary for God to work miracles in our lives? Humility and faith.
In yesterday’s Gospel we heard Jesus’ teaching on marriage, so it is very fitting that in today’s Gospel we hear about children, the fruit of marriage. Let us be like little children, and know that nothing can prevent us from coming to Jesus.
In the Gospel today we hear Jesus teach on marriage. My homily today was on “Marriage, Love, and the Sacred Heart of Jesus.”