Help or Torment

This weeks Gospel is pretty vivid and heavy handed. It’s the most vivid and negative parable in all of the Gospels. The beggar and the rich man. It lends the question of who will listen to the prophets, and all the warnings that they give. That change is coming, and to be ready. But most … Read more

Looking For The Lost

“This man dines with sinners and tax collectors…” This sentiment is one that we are all to accustomed to in this parish. We know all to well the accusations that Jesus received from the “religious” legalists of his day. Today we have the same legalism but coming from our so called brothers in faith almost … Read more

Who is Human?

This weeks Gospel gives us a parable that asks us an important question. Who is cherished in our community. For far too long we have looked at false pretenses of honor to celebrities and notable figures. But Jesus paints a clear picture the one who is deserving of honor is the one who gives back … Read more

Talents and Treasure

A favorite comedian of mine, Gabriel Iglesias, has a line where he pokes fun of his weight as being fluffy. And as a former fluffy person, I get why he does it. Too often we are reminded by society that our weight is our own fault, despite that genetics, stress, and emotional factors play a … Read more

How Wrapped Up Are You?

The readings of this week all focus on the same thing. Focus. Where are we as children of God putting our focus. This is especially clear when we look at the Gospel. Martha is so busy serving the others, that she is missing out on Jesus teaching at the table. On the other hand Mary, … Read more

If Not Me Then Who

This week Paul gives us the key line that we as Christians are crucified to the world. Meaning that regardless of what goes on in the world, we are promised better in Christ. In Christ’s kingdom all divisions cease, and we are made new. Which is the truth we proclaim in the creeds when we … Read more

A Change of Spirit

This week is the feast of Pentecost, and a jovial and grand celebration for the birth of the church, is yet again punctuated by the woes of the world. At time of publication, we have had 7 shootings in about as many days in this country, and the voice of dissension and unwillingness to do … Read more

If You Love Me

This week, I have been perplexed. This has been one of those weeks for me that seems to have dragged by in the moment but in reality, it has flown. In that space taking a moment to read and reflect usually help center me. This week was a bit different. For once I was not … Read more

The Voice of Jesus

The Fourth Sunday in Easter is traditionally Good Shepherd Sunday. It is the Sunday, in which we have readings about sheep. And In year A we get the famous Psalm that is probably the first bit of scripture we all learn in Sunday School early on, The Lord is My Shepherd. But this year it … Read more

The Real Power of Divine Mercy

This week is Divine Mercy Sunday. This Sunday is commemorating the visions of St. Faustina in Poland and following the command that Jesus gave her. To establish a chaplet for the intercession of mercy for all. The fact that the commemoration occurs on the second Sunday in Easter is no mere coincidence. This Sunday typically … Read more