When “being religious” is a sickness

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke 13:10-17 One of the risks and temptations whenever one decides to practice their faith or religion is the temptation to adhere strictly to the rules and regulations without giving attention to the inner disposition. One of the things we learn from Our Lord, God and […]

Divided by Politics or United in Christ?

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke 10:25-37 At that time, a lawyer stood up to put Jesus to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read?” And the lawyer answered, “You shall love […]

Becoming weak in a world that loves power

The Reading from the Second Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians 11:31-12:9 We live in a society and in a world that is addicted to power. Even governments enjoy access to power and the ability to force their citizens to do whatever it is that they deem appropriate. When someone cannot get their way […]

The prayer that terrifies demons

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke 8:26-39 When a man or woman or child falls into the life of sin they find themselves inching closer to the demons and further from the Master of Creation. This is the case no matter how small or insignificant the sins may seem to us […]

Why Politicians Fail So Often

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke 6:31-36 The gospel of Jesus Christ always amazes us with it’s brutal simplicity. The teachings of the Lord Jesus are not complicated. While they are relatively simple to hear, they are often difficult for us to obey. It is not that they are difficult to […]