Do All Paths Lead to Salvation?

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. John 4:5-42 On this Sunday we hear the story of the Samaritan woman at the well. This is a long and fascinating passage that deserves to be studied carefully and I would encourage you to do so. I would like to focus on some of 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 […]

A Feast Of The Mother of God

The Reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke 10:38-42; 11:27-28 Every time that the Church celebrates a feast of the Mother of God, this is the passage that is read. This means that today’s gospel reading is read more than almost any other gospel passage in the life of the Church (excluding the […]

How we build the Church

The Reading from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Romans 12:6-14 In today’s epistle we hear some of the words of encouragement from the great Apostle St. Paul to the Christians of Rome. These words are a beautiful reminder to all of us who are here together to build this mission and spread the […]