“Lord Have Mercy” As a Way of Life

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (17:14-23) Today we hear the story of the man who brings his son (an epileptic) to the Lord Jesus Christ for healing. The man, a devout and caring father, comes and falls on his knees before the Lord and he cries out with a familiar […]

Jesus Christ: Heart Surgeon

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (6:14-21) “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” These are the words of our Lord God and savior Jesus Christ given to us today as we are now at the edge and preparing to leap into Great and Holy Lent. Our […]

Why Gratitude Matters

The reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (17:12-19) Today we hear the passage about the ten lepers from St. Luke the evangelist. When a man or woman was found out to be leprous, this was considered something of a death sentence. This sickness would separate people from their loved ones. It would […]

3 steps to spiritual health.

The reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. John 5:1-15 Today’s gospel reading is about a man who was paralyzed for 38 years.  While that is difficult to imagine, the truth is that many of us are like this man.  We’ve been paralyzed by various forces within our lives for many years.  These are […]