Fasting for Sanity

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke 15:11-32 By now you know that we are firmly in the Pre-Lenten period. We are only two short weeks away from the start of the awesome and wondrous struggle that we call Great and Holy Lent. Here during this time before the great fast, the […]

Salvation as Invitation

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke. (14:16-24) The great philosopher Socrates once said “The unexamined life is not worth living.” What a statement! “The unexamined life is not worth living.” I suspect that if we all take a step back or rather, if we take a step and look inward, we […]

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 […]

Many atheists believe in God

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. John 3:13-17 If you have ever watched a football game on the television you will notice that there are always a couple of fans who are holding large signs that read “John 3:16.” When I was a child I wondered what that meant, I was not […]

Do We Seek Justice or Mercy?

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew 18:23-35 Each and every time we hear the words of the Lord Jesus Christ we are blessed beyond belief. There have been many teachers and philosophers and even prophets but with the Lord we hear words full of power and beauty. Words that offer us […]

Unity through Truth

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. John 17:1-13 In today’s gospel passage we hear a portion of Our Lord’s great high priestly prayer which he prayed on the night in which He was given up, or rather gave Himself up, for the life of the world. Our Holy Church gives us this […]