Persistence

In the Gospel we learn that if your neighbor won’t help because of your friendship, he will because of your persistence. So, if God doesn’t answer your prayers, that doesn’t mean you should stop praying!

Homily given for the 29th Sunday or Ordinary Time, Liturgical Year C.

Full homily text: https://mattsiegman.com/2019/10/persistence/

(Note: There are significant differences between the text and the audio versions of this homily.)

The Tower of Eternal Life

Scarce do we guess the things on earth, and what is within our grasp we find with difficulty; but when things are in heaven, who can search them out?

Homily for the 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C. Given September 8, 2019.

Full homily: https://mattsiegman.com/2019/09/the-tower-of-eternal-life/

Humility and the Heavenly Banquet

In our Gospel today, Jesus gives what could be perceived as a lesson in social etiquette, but it is so much more than that.

Homily for the 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Liturgical Year C, given at 9AM on September 1, 2019. 

Full homily: https://mattsiegman.com/2019/08/humility-and-the-heavenly-banquet/

God’s Discipline

We cannot enter the wide gate, we must do the hard thing and strive for the narrow gate. We must remember the teaching from Hebrews: whom the Lord loves, he disciplines. This is not because God wants to see us suffer. When we suffer, God suffers with us. So how can we understand suffering?

Homily for the 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time, Liturgical Year C, given at 6:30AM on August 25, 2019.

Full homily: https://mattsiegman.com/2019/08/gods-discipline/