When you can’t catch fish

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke 5:1-11 It seems at first glance that this gospel reading is about fishing. In truth it is about no such thing.It is a test of faith.  It is about honestly assessing the obstacles and hindrances that are between us and a life that is dedicated […]

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 […]

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 […]

The one door a rich man cannot open

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke 18:18-27  Imagine being so wealthy that you couldn’t even look over your piles of riches. When we were kids we would dream about what we would buy if we had a million dollars. When people play the lottery they still fantasize the same way. But […]