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LOOKING INTO THE MIRROR OF GOD

James is known as the wisdom book of the New Testament. James is full of wise sayings also known as proverbs.  Let’s take another look a few of the proverbs from James this morning: “You …

08 / 29 / 21

The Great Thanksgiving

Jesus understood that his disciples were having a hard time with his teaching. They were saying: “How can we accept this? This is a hard teaching. What does it mean that we must drink his …

08 / 22 / 21

THE ORDINARY BECOMES EXTRAORDINARY

“I experience God’s presence when I open my eyes, mind, and heart and soul to the extraordinary that lurks behind the ordinary”. (Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Kotzk) In our first reading in Ephesians we read …

08 / 15 / 21

MOUNTAIN TOP ENCOUNTERS

About 8 days after Jesus had foretold his death and resurrection, He takes Peter, James and John up on a mountain to pray. On the mountaintop, and as the three disciples peer through their tired …

08 / 08 / 21

COME AWAY BY YOURSELVES AND REST AWHILE

Jesus had empowered the apostles, sent them out to preach what they had heard him preach, and to do the ministry that He had modeled for them to see and do.  They returned and were …

08 / 01 / 21

HOW ARE WE GOING TO FEED ALL THESE PEOPLE?

In our passage this morning Jesus says to his disciples: “Give the people something to eat”. The disciples in astonishment look on speechless, but one of them responds for them all. “How in the world …

07 / 25 / 21

COME AWAY BY YOURSELVES AND REST AWHILE

Jesus had empowered the apostles, sent them out to preach what they had heard him preach, and to do the ministry that He had modeled for them to see and do.  They returned and were …

07 / 18 / 21

THE GREAT EXPERIMENT

Today we celebrate Independence Day, July 4th. I open this homily with a prayer of Abraham Lincoln that is definitely “apropos” to us today as it was when it was penned. “Lord, give us faith …

07 / 04 / 21

A TIME TO PLANT AND A TIME TO HARVEST

The two parables in today periscope are pictures of the Kingdom of God. There’s various ways to interpret the first parable. Some would say it is a picture of God scattering the seed, and then …

06 / 13 / 21

ENJOYING THE JOURNEY BUT LOOKING FORWARD TO THE DESTINATION?

Our second reading today from 2nd Corinthians is talking about a growing relationship, a paradox between our growing relationship with Christ and our body which will someday soon, in context with eternity, pass away. Maybe …

06 / 06 / 21