Marching Orders

The Reading from the First Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians. (16:13-24) We have one king and master, that is the Lord Jesus Christ. At the beginning of today’s Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians we hear these words, “Brethren, be watchful, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, and be strong. Let […]

How To Heal the Divide

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (18:23-35) Today’s gospel lesson is fairly simple and straightforward and yet these days such simple and straightforward teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ are completely neglected.   All statistics point to a significant change happening in the fabric of our society.  Today there are more atheists […]

Divided by Politics or United in Christ?

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke 10:25-37 At that time, a lawyer stood up to put Jesus to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read?” And the lawyer answered, “You shall love […]

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 […]

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 […]