Becoming weak in a world that loves power

The Reading from the Second Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians 11:31-12:9 We live in a society and in a world that is addicted to power. Even governments enjoy access to power and the ability to force their citizens to do whatever it is that they deem appropriate. When someone cannot get their way […]

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 […]

Transforming “Crucify Him!” into “HOSANNA!”

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. John 12:1-18 We are now entering into the busiest week in the life of the Church.  This is the week where we witness the turning point to the greatest story of the human race.  Throughout this week we will hear many gospel passages and accounts from […]

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 […]

Democrats, Republicans and St. Paul

Over the last two weeks we saw two political conventions. Each group posturing and pontificating about what they see as wrong in this country of ours and what they see as wrong about their opponents and what they see as solutions to these overwhelming problems. Yes, as a Church we see some of the same […]