Are We Healers or Destroyers?

The Reading from the First Epistle of St. Paul to St. Timothy. (2:1-7) and the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (4:16-22)  Today we celebrate the beginning of the Church new year. Now at the start of the new year, we are given an opportunity to reflect and make some resolutions. We have a chance […]

Why Politicians Fail So Often

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke 6:31-36 The gospel of Jesus Christ always amazes us with it’s brutal simplicity. The teachings of the Lord Jesus are not complicated. While they are relatively simple to hear, they are often difficult for us to obey. It is not that they are difficult to […]

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 […]