Father Rick’s Two Minute Homily for Tuesday 11th Week in Ordinary Time 06-14-2022
Tuesday 11th Week in Ordinary Time 2022
Matthew 5:43-48 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/061422.cfm
One day my sister Bev and I were walking. She had a bag in her hand with an envelope, a piece of paper, and her billfold. She stuck her hand in the bag, and the billfold was gone. We emptied the bag—No billfold. We held hands. Prayed, “St. Anthony, something is lost that can’t be found. Help us look all around. We took five steps. She put her hand in the bag and pulled out her billfold.
An alarm goes off inside us if we lose our billfold or keys. It can be anything small. I have noticed that when I lose something and pray to Saint Anthony, sometimes I can go back to the same place I looked before, and it’s there. What about asking St. Anthony to help me find something more important than a set of keys. Saint Anthony can find the love I have in my heart for a family member or friend that has become an enemy because of some hurt.
Underneath all that pain and suffering is Our Lord’s mercy and love for my enemy, which Jesus is ready to pour into an enemy’s heart. But He can do it only through me. First, I must repent for my anger and hatred for someone. It’s taking up so much room in my thoughts and emotions. Jesus can’t get through. “Help me to be sorry, Lord. Somewhere I want to, but it’s so hard. I give up too easily. I am so poor in spirit that I know you will help me.”
“St. Anthony, someone’s lost that can’t be found. Help me look all around. Oh, Jesus, I surrender myself to You. Take care of everything.” Close your eyes and let it go to Jesus. He is very capable of reconciling the worst enemies. He started His mercy campaign on the cross, “Father, forgive them. They know not what they do,”
IGNITE THE FIRE!
Fr. Rick Pilger, IC
Fr. Rick Pilger, I.C.
Blessed Sacrament Church
11565 66th Ave. N.
Seminole, FL 33772