3 steps to spiritual health.

The reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. John 5:1-15 Today’s gospel reading is about a man who was paralyzed for 38 years.  While that is difficult to imagine, the truth is that many of us are like this man.  We’ve been paralyzed by various forces within our lives for many years.  These are […]

Halftime on the Battlefield of Great and Holy Lent

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Mark 8:34-9:1  We have come to the halfway point of our Great Lenten struggle.  While it may feel like the halfway point, the second half of Lent is even more grueling, even more challenging than the first.  After the last couple of difficult weeks it is […]

Fasting won’t save you

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew 25:31-46  In each week leading up to Great and Holy Lent we are reminded of the key themes of the Lenten struggle.  Last week we heard the parable of the prodigal son and we learned of the gracious mercy and forgiveness that God our Father […]