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Oct 25, 2021

Today's sermon is based on Mark 10:46-52 which tells the story of Jesus healing a blind man. Bartimaeus wants eyes to see so he can follow Jesus and the spiritual eyes that tell him Jesus is the Messiah. Through the eyes of Jesus we will see the world differently.  Jesus gives us the sight to see the world as...


Oct 18, 2021

Today we commemorate Saint Luke - Evangelist. Luke is considered the author of the Gospel of Luke and Acts of the Apostles. Luke's account of the birth of Jesus is probably the most familiar in the gospels. It is the version complete with the shepherds in their fields who follow the star and the singing angels described...


Oct 11, 2021

We meet a man who approaches Jesus asking for advice. "What must I do to inherit eternal life?" Jesus gives him an answer that he was not expecting. Jesus gives an answer that disappoints and grieves him. His story is our story.


Oct 4, 2021

Observing the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi is about love. Francis exemplified a love that sought unity with all things rather than seeing them as objects of mere affection. To objectify creation, other people, or God is to hold them at arm’s length and ask, “How does this object serve me?” To take something into...


Sep 27, 2021

Jesus grabs our attention with calls to chop off limbs and pluck out our eyes if they keep us from embracing the reign of God lest they send us to the fire of hell. Happy thoughts, huh? Before we dismiss the text as lacking “positivity” or an example of religious hyperbole, we should listen to what is said –...