Father Ed Wills
You Don’t Have to be Afraid Anymore

You Don’t Have to be Afraid Anymore

August 11, 2019

It is evident in the Old Testament that people were afraid of God. In today's gospel, Jesus tells the disciples, "You don't have to be afraid anymore." Join Father Ed as he shares the joy of not being afraid of God.

God Does the Unexpected

God Does the Unexpected

August 4, 2019

What do we do when something unexpected happens and we suspect it might be God accomplishing something beyond our imagination? When God does the unexpected, is it a blessing to us or a stumbling block? Join Father Ed as he reflects on this week's gospel. 

Finding God in Despair

Finding God in Despair

July 22, 2019

Abraham sat in the doorway of his tent wondering what had gone wrong. God had promised to make him a great nation. But here he was 100 years old and childless. Then three men walked by. He insisted on showing them hospitality, and discovered he was entertaining God. Join Father Ed as he explores one of the universal principles of God: when the vision dies, comes the resurrection.

Living as Mary in a Martha World

Living as Mary in a Martha World

July 21, 2019

In the story of Mary and Marth, most people I ask identify more with Martha, who was busy taking care of the dinner party. Mary simply sat at Jesus' feet and listened to his words. Jesus said that Mary had chosen the better part, but our lives are more like Martha's. How do we live as Mary in a Martha world? 

Who is my Neighbor

Who is my Neighbor

July 14, 2019

We are all so familiar with the story of the Good Samaritan. But how do we practically put it into practice in today's world? Join Father Ed as he opens this parable to today's hearers.

My Part in the Harvest of the Lord

My Part in the Harvest of the Lord

July 7, 2019

Have you ever asked yourself the question, "What is my part in the harvest of the Lord?" Join Father Ed as he discusses the purpose each of us has in the Kingdom of God.

Total Commitment to Christ our Friend

Total Commitment to Christ our Friend

June 30, 2019

In today's Gospel, Jesus comes across as a bit harsh. He discourages those who would become his disciples. "Let the dead bury their own dead." "Foxes have holes and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no where to lay his head." But as he makes his way to Jerusalem, he is very clear that to follow him will cost us everything! Is Jesus worth the cost? Join Father Ed as he reflects on why we commit ourselves to Jesus.

Three Lessons We Learn from the Holy Trinity

Three Lessons We Learn from the Holy Trinity

June 23, 2019

The Holy Trinity is one of the central doctrines of the Christian Faith. We celebrate this mystery each year. Join Fr. Ed as he explore beautiful truths we learn from reflecting on the Holy Trinity.

Pentecost as the Second Coming of Christ

Pentecost as the Second Coming of Christ

June 9, 2019

This talk invites the listener to view Pentecost in a slightly different light, as the coming of Christ in Spirit. So many believers look to the Second Coming of Christ to solve all their problems and lose sight of the reality that Christ is already here in Spirit, in sacrament, and in His Church. Join Fr. Ed as he leads us all into a new understanding of the wonder of Pentecost.

Baptism in the Holy Spirit

Baptism in the Holy Spirit

June 8, 2019

This talk is longer than most of the podcasts here, lasting just under an hour. It was given at the Pentecost Vigil at Sanctuary of Hope in Kansas City. This is a great overview of this special and unique experience often overlooked by many Catholics. Join Father Ed as he explains just what the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is, why it is important, and what you must do to receive it. It is well worth the time spent.