Have We Forgotten Our Roots

Gospel of John 14:15-16, 23b-26 Today, Pentecost Sunday, is best introduced by the words of St. Luke in today’s 1st reading, “When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together.” We, gathered here this morning, do not consist of the entirety of the Body of Christ, yet, we here inContinue reading “Have We Forgotten Our Roots”

What Does it Mean to Love One Another?

5th Sunday of Easter The Gospel of John 13:31-33, 34-35 What does it mean to love one another? How are we supposed to love one another? And, who is one another? This commandment to love which we all have been called is as simple as it is illusive. To profess love for one another is,Continue reading “What Does it Mean to Love One Another?”

I Have Been Called Many Things

Third Sunday of Easter Gospel of John 21:1-19 I have been called many things; son, brother, husband, and father are the obvious ones. These titles are mostly universal and, to be honest, do not require a whole lot of effort to obtain. They are assigned more than they are earned. For example, I was bornContinue reading “I Have Been Called Many Things”

Much Like a Lemon Meringue Pie

5th Sunday of Lent Gospel of St. John 8:1-11 Today’s Gospel in John is layered, intricate, and laced with strategically placed subtleties of truth, mercy, and calls to obedience. When the ingredients of this Gospel are mixed with the current realities of our lives, both personal and communal, it is any wonder that the resultingContinue reading “Much Like a Lemon Meringue Pie”

The Prodigal Son

4th Sunday of Lent Gospel of St. Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 The Parable of the Prodigal Son is one of the most well-known parables of Jesus, and not just in Christian circles. There are numerous cultural examples of this parable being re-told throughout history and in many different cultural mediums. Charles Dickens’ novel, Great Expectations, theContinue reading “The Prodigal Son”