Bringing Light to Dark Corners

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew 5:14-19 The Lord said to His disciples “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid. Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all […]

Leadership Isn’t Glamorous

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Mark 10:32-45 They didn’t listen to Him.  They had followed Him daily, for at least three years.  They had heard His teachings and seen His wisdom and godly insight and yet, they didn’t believe and they didn’t absorb and assimilate the information that He had just […]

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 […]

The walls of Jericho and the heart of Zacchaeus

The reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke 19:1-10 Each and every person has obstacles to overcome in order to truly see God.  Today we hear about a man who had many obstacles to overcome.  Zacchaeus was both rich and short.  Both of these obstacles are physical or material in nature.  Both of […]