Fr. Rick’s One Minute Homily Friday 1st Week of Advent 12-02-2023
Matthew 9:27-31 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/120222.cfm
JESUS CURED TWO BLIND MEN – MIRACLES STILL HAPPEN
A true Story – When I came home from the hospital after my ankle replacement surgery. I couldn’t find my vaccination card. I received both shots and a booster. I looked through the hospital folders and overnight bag five times at least. I was worried. I prayed to St. Anthony a lot. I thought it was gone. Calling to get a replacement was no help.
Then I started the Consecration to St. Joseph by Donald Calloway, MIC. As I got into the consecration, I began to see what a powerful friend we have in St. Joseph. Something in me changed. I began to pray again to St. Anthony but with a greater expectation for St. Joseph and St. Anthony to help me find the card.
I couldn’t count how many times I got up out of that chair, elevating my leg for over a month, as many as ten times a day. I can’t count how many times I https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/other/how-long-should-sex-last-here-s-what-sex-therapists-say/ar-AA14MyV0?cvid=d1e40efa4d4e4201b49e12e57da9c972looked at the sides of the chair. Then later that week, I sat down, and something poked my right arm. I picked it up, and yes, you guessed it. It was my vaccination card. It was sticking up out of the side of the pocket. Yippee. Praise God. What a relief!
In the Gospel, Jesus asked the two blind men who wanted to see, “Do you believe I can do this?” They responded, “Yes, Lord.” Pray to St. Anthony and St. Joseph when you have lost hope and have nowhere to turn. They helped me. They are waiting to help you too.
Ignite the Fire
Fr. Rick Pilger, IC