Are We Healers or Destroyers?

The Reading from the First Epistle of St. Paul to St. Timothy. (2:1-7) and the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (4:16-22)  Today we celebrate the beginning of the Church new year. Now at the start of the new year, we are given an opportunity to reflect and make some resolutions. We have a chance […]

Are We Sons of Obedience or Disobedience?

The Reading from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Colossians. (3:4-11)  The Church is not a philosophical club. It is not a place where we come and share ideas and then we leave and go about our lives living as we please. When you were brought into the Church you were brought in freely […]

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 […]

What Fruit Does the Master Seek?

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (21:33-42) Today we hear the parable of the vineyard. We are told that there was a man who planted the vineyard and along with this vineyard he built and provided everything that was necessary for the vineyard to thrive and do well. He decided to […]