Homilies by Fr. Ken Lao, CC
Jesus never said that following him would lead to an easy life without struggles, but he did promise that he would be with us every step of the way. Fr. Ken reminds us that when the storms of life come, Jesus is always there.
Before His ascension into heaven, Jesus commanded us to go and make disciples of all nations. Despite this command, many of us feel unqualified to evangelize others. Fr. Ken explains that the most important word in Jesus’ command is “Go”. We need to complete the work of the Lord outside of the church – not just inside.
Street evangelization can be a powerful tool. Fr. Ken tells us the story of one woman who was addicted to alcohol and drugs but encountered the Lord through street evangelization. She was baptized at the Easter Vigil this past Easter. Sometimes we feel like we are not worthy or holy enough to lead others to Christ – this couldn’t be further from the truth. The Lord uses the broken to lead others to Him!
On the road to Emmaus, Jesus opened the Scriptures to the disciples with which he was walking. How can others encounter Jesus today? Fr. Ken reminds us that we our Christ’s body on earth – and we can allow others to encounter Jesus.
On Easter Sunday, Fr. Ken reminds us that the same power that raised Christ from the dead lives in us!
Have you ever wondered, if God is all-powerful, why did Jesus have to die for our sins? Why was it necessary for him to become human and be crucified to save us? On Good Friday, Fr. Ken explains how the incarnation and sacrifice of Jesus was an act of love.
In the beginning, God created Adam and Eve to live in relationship with Him. Adam and Eve broke that relationship for themselves and for all of their ancestors by choosing sin. Sin created a divide between man and God. Fr. Ken explains that we needed a Saviour to bridge the gap caused by sin, and He sent us His only Son to be our Saviour.
This is week one of our Lenten preaching series called “Return to the Father’s Heart”. We are created to be in relationship with God. A relationship with God is the best relationship we can have, because He is the only one who can perfectly love us. When we are baptized, we become an adopted child of God; He is our Father. Fr. Ken explains that God’s love is unconditional and deeper than any other love that we can experience. Deepen…
Many people see the Catholic faith as simply a set of rules. In truth, our faith is meant to be a relationship – a communion between ourselves and God. Like any relationship, there are rules that must be followed. The Church admits that the Law is not perfect – it is a set of rules to live by, but the Law itself does not give us the strength we need to follow God’s commandments. Fr. Ken explains that Jesus is…
Sometimes we are confused as to what the true meaning of humility is. Humility is not thinking less of yourself; rather, it is thinking of yourself less. Pride is something we all struggle with. Fr. Ken explains how to identify pride in your life and how to increase in humility.