Sacrifice or Mercy?

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew 9:9-13   “Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’  We sometimes lose sight of the extraordinary way that the Lord Jesus spoke and taught as One having authority.  These words were a direct correction and challenge to the Pharisees of […]

An undeserved gift

The Reading from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Ephesians 2:4-10 Today is December 1st and so we begin to think and preoccupy ourselves with the Christmas season. We are thrilled to hear the festive music on the radio station and to see the decorations in all the stores. There are television Christmas specials […]