When blindness is better than sight…

The reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke 18:35-43 Today we hear the story of the blind man who met the Lord Jesus as He was traveling on His way to Jericho. We’re told that this blind man heard that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by and he cried out “Jesus, Son of […]

Attitude or Gratitude?

The reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke 17:12-19 In today’s short gospel reading we are told about ten lepers who met the Lord Jesus. Lepers, those afflicted with leprosy were usually found together in groups because they had been isolated and ostracized from the rest of the healthy population. By this time […]

Sitting in Darkness

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew 4:12-17   Last week we celebrated the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany).  We celebrated the fact that the Holy Trinity was made manifest, was present at that one place and moment in time.  After this event in the life of Our Lord Jesus Christ we […]

Why was Jesus baptized?

The reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew 3:13-17 Today is January 6, the great feast of Epiphany/Theophany. John the baptist lived in the wilderness for a good portion of his life. We are told that he ate locusts and honey to survive. He preached and warned people that the messiah, the chosen […]