Sharing Jesus, Our Hope

Homilies, Talks, and Presentations from Father Phil

About the show

Jesus, was, is, and will forever be, the hope that our world needs. Through these recorded homilies, talks, and presentations, my earnest prayer is that you may encounter Jesus anew, even as He remains unchanging.

Featuring:
Recorded homilies and talks given by Fr. Phil Ching and guests.

Episodes

  • 5th Sunday in Lent - Third Scrutiny - A

    March 23rd, 2021  |  9 mins 35 secs

    Jesus' reaction to hearing the news of Lazarus' impending death can be very peculiar: He waited for two days before seeing him. What's going on and what can Jesus' example teach us about our relationship with the Father in tandem with prayer?

  • 4th Sunday in Lent B

    March 14th, 2021  |  24 mins 40 secs

    Gratitude and humility, in the face of what God has done in giving us His Son, cultivate a greater outlook in life and puts life in proper order and perspective.

  • 3rd Sunday in Lent - First Scrutiny - A

    March 9th, 2021  |  18 mins 1 sec

    Food and water are basic necessities to sustain life. Jesus points to a different hunger and a different thirst that goes deeper. He hungered for the conversion of souls and thirsted for the faith of others. As He did so with the Samaritan woman, He does so with us! This points us toward eternal life!

  • 2nd Sunday in Lent B

    February 28th, 2021  |  23 mins 28 secs

    To achieve a goal, sacrifice is necessary. Faith requires sacrifice, the depth of sacrifice illustrated by Abraham and Isaac as it foreshadows what God the Father would Himself do for us.

  • Jesus our Hope: CAPTURED, I

    February 25th, 2021  |  59 mins 12 secs

    If everything God created is so great and so vast as the universe, but is able to singularly love me as an individual, why in the world happened that our world is so messed up?

  • 1st Sunday in Lent B

    February 23rd, 2021  |  20 mins 1 sec

    Jesus said, "Repent and believe in the Gospel." Why is repentance a necessary condition to believe in the Gospel? Do we not have the capacity to understand good news and take it for what it is in its entirety? How can sin interfere with this?

  • Ash Wednesday B

    February 23rd, 2021  |  3 mins 36 secs

    Lent can usually be a time filled with sorrow and a bit of dread, a kind of exhaustion over having to give up things. Lent is so much more than that: it prepares us for Heaven.

  • 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time B

    February 14th, 2021  |  24 mins 24 secs

    Life with leprosy (more accurately, "skin disease" - Hebrew: tsara'ath) was no picnic. However, the purity laws found in Leviticus offered clarity to the people of God in regards to pursuing a life of holiness. Jesus frees us from the purification laws through what He has done; or else, this is what our life would be like if we were diagnosed with tsara'ath! Sin, however, remains. And in regards to that, we still need to root it out!

  • 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time B

    February 10th, 2021  |  18 mins 12 secs

    The life of Job teaches us a lot about suffering in this life.

  • 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time B

    January 31st, 2021  |  17 mins 53 secs

    You have a divine purpose, a God-given vocation. He has called you into existence for a reason. This includes holiness and living in a particular vocation that has been set aside just for you and for your peace and joy.

  • The Baptism of the Lord B

    January 31st, 2021  |  8 mins 51 secs
  • Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God B

    December 31st, 2020  |  10 mins 46 secs

    I think we're all looking forward to 2021. 2020 was, for many reasons, a bad year. Yet, amidst all the hardship, God is still speaking to us and has spoken to us. Have we been attentive to Him or have we focused so much on the negatives that we're allowing them to drag us down? Mary remains our model of hope amidst difficulty.

  • Feast of the Holy Family B

    December 27th, 2020  |  9 mins 6 secs

    Faith opens us to potential blessings. The bookends of Jesus' lineage (from the Jews), Abraham and St. Joseph, demonstrate powerful examples of faith. Despite the odds and the circumstances that surrounded them both, their trust in God helped them receive what the Lord was desirous to give them.

  • The Nativity of the Lord B

    December 27th, 2020  |  14 mins 55 secs

    The birth of Jesus had been long awaited by the Jewish people: forty-two generations from the time of Abraham! Even though there are many who still do not believe in Jesus, God is still calling people to Himself and to the one true faith.

  • 3rd Sunday in Advent B

    December 12th, 2020  |  7 mins 18 secs

    We're invited to rejoice during this 3rd Sunday of Advent, but how can we in the face of what's going in the world and in the Catholic Church? The truth is that the Church has been through a lot, and despite all of that, we are still here. There is a particular grace that we can call upon to help strengthen our resolve and desire for Jesus and to live holy lives.

  • 2nd Sunday in Advent B

    December 6th, 2020  |  5 mins 16 secs

    The journey that Mary and Joseph took to Bethlehem can be seen as penitential, not for themselves, but for the world: to prepare for the coming of Jesus. We too must take on this posture of humility and penance to prepare our hearts for the coming of Jesus. Fasting helps us get there.