"Everyone who belongs to the Truth hears my voice…" (John 18:37)

Tag: Disciple

“St. Francis Xavier: A Fisher of Men” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time (Mk 1:14-20) “St. Francis Xavier: A Fisher of Men”  PDF Version Homily for the 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B (2018): Mk 1:14-20 The decision to follow Jesus Christ would have cost something for each of the 12 Apostles. For Peter, Andrew, James and John, the fact that they… Read More ›

Gone Fishing

(Matthew 4:12-23) Have you ever thought about the people that Jesus chose to be His first disciples? They weren’t scholars or even particularly educated men. They weren’t wealthy or connected or powerful. They were simple fishermen, and all were sinners. Jesus’ apostles were ordinary people – not much different than you and me. But He… Read More ›

Do You Have What it Takes?

(Luke 14:25-33) Many years ago, there was a movie that came out called “The Right Stuff,” which told the story of the test pilots and astronauts involved in Project Mercury, the first manned spaceflight by the United States.  As the title implies, the job wasn’t for everyone but required qualities such as physical and mental… Read More ›

Prepare the Way!

(Luke 10:1-12, 17-20) Lately, I have been thinking a lot about what it means to be a disciple – a follower of Jesus – in the world today. I asked myself, “If I were on trial for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict me?  What kind of a disciple am I… Read More ›

Follow Me!

(Luke 9:51-62) Jesus is always on the lookout for disciples. If there had been newspapers in His day, I imagine that an ad in the Classifieds would have read something like this: Help Wanted!  Disciples needed to spread the Good News of the Gospel.  Must be willing to leave everything behind.  Work involves long hours and… Read More ›