Homilies by Fr. Mark Goring, CC

Calm Down this Advent

A core theme of the Advent Season is peace. Preparing for Christmas can often be a time of chaos and busyness, but God wants us to find calmness and stillness in this season. Not the peace that the world offers, but a deeper, spiritual peace that only God can provide. Fr. Mark shares five quotes that can help inspire us to calm down and find peace during this Advent Season.

Look Busy

In the Old Testament, God commands Moses to keep the fire burning at all times in the temple. We must also keep the fire of the Lord burning in us at all times; which means experiencing the love of God in every moment of our life. Fr. Mark explains that we can find God in even the simplest moments of our life by focusing on the duty of the moment. When Christ returns, will he find the fire of God’s…

God is Infinitely Infatuated with You

When we are upset with ourselves, we can often project that on God and think that He is upset with us as well. The truth is that God loves us at every stage, like a coach cheering us on, pushing us to get better each day – little by little. Fr. Mark explains how Wisdom chapters 11 and 12 have helped him to better comprehend the massive love of God.

Give God Permission

Fr. Bob believed that if enough people give God permission God will go to work and do wonderful things that we can’t even imagine. When enough of us give God permission he will move!

Appreciate the Baby Steps

If we want to get anywhere with accomplishing our dreams it’s all about the baby steps. We need to learn to appreciate baby steps. Our only goals should be baby steps.

He Fights Our Battles

When we have our eyes fixed on the Lord he will fight our battles. The battle belongs to the Lord. Fix your eyes on the Lord and watch him go to battle for you.

True Freedom

Freedom and joy can only be found in abandonment to our Father, who is working in our lives through the trials and sufferings.