What Should Terrify Us?

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (8:26-39) We are close now…only 10 days away from the eve of the Feast of All Saints on the western calendar. This evening celebration is called Halloween from the phrase “all hollows eve”. On this day we often see children as well as grown adults, […]

What Your Schedule and Your Budget Reveal about Your Faith

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (8:5-15) Why does one person become a saint and another choose a different way? Why does one person seek goodness, beauty, truth and life while another runs towards evil things and death? Why do some people live their lives toward God and others spend their […]

The Unshakeable Love of God

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. John. (3:13-17) One of the ideas that has guided modern anti-religious thinking is the idea that God has multiple personalities. That God is sometimes love and sometimes wrath. This has caused an unhealthy fear of God and has often caused people to dismiss the “Christian” God […]

Are We Properly Dressed For the Banquet?

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (22:2-14) Again and again I am moved by the way that Our Lord Jesus Christ has refused to leave us ignorant about the things of God and the things of His kingdom. Because He loves us, He opens the blinds and gives us a glimpse […]

When God Turns Your Life Upside Down

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (19:16-26) In each gospel reading we come face to face with the mind and the heart of God. That is not a light thing. When we pay attention to the gospel text we should rightly be shaken to the core. By shaking us to the […]

Is God’s Forgiveness Unconditional?

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (18:23-35) We would not know a single thing about God or His kingdom had it not been shared with us in His great love for us. God did not want us to be ignorant people who walk around uninformed and unenlightened. God did not want […]

That moment when we feel like we might drown…

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (14:22-34) Everyone has moments in their life where they feel as if they are going to drown. I’m not necessarily talking about drowning in water, but the feeling that we are drowning in the difficult circumstances of our life. A marriage on the rocks.  A […]