You can’t fly with eagles, if you run with turkeys!

Gospel of Luke 9:28-36 When I was a kid, around the age of 12, I had convinced myself that it was time to begin my journey towards financial freedom and I decided to get a paper route. I made a phone call, spoke with the people in charge, and agreed to begin the route theContinue reading “You can’t fly with eagles, if you run with turkeys!”

Bring glad tidings to the poor

Gospel of Luke 1:1-4; 14-21 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, and to proclaim a year acceptable to theContinue reading “Bring glad tidings to the poor”

If there were a star pupil… it would have been Bartimaeus

For the past several weeks, in the Gospel of Mark, Jesus and his disciples have been on a journey to Jerusalem. Along the way, Jesus has taken opportunity of their time spent together, and of the people they encountered, to provide very specific instructions regarding discipleship. He started with, “Whoever wishes to come after meContinue reading “If there were a star pupil… it would have been Bartimaeus”

I truly believed, and most definitely behaved, as if I was somebody.

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Gospel of St. Mark 10:35-45 My brothers and sisters in Christ, I want you all here to know that I, Deacon Jason Batalden, was one of the 4 senior captains of my high school football team. Yes, indeed, approximately 30 years ago, in a small Wyoming town, in a smallContinue reading “I truly believed, and most definitely behaved, as if I was somebody.”