Sermons from September 2015

Making the cut

“MAKING THE CUT”  “If your hand is your difficulty, cut it off! Better for you to enter life maimed than to keep both hands and enter Gehenna with its unquenchable fire” Mark 9: 43   Several years ago a friend of mine,John, had to change a flat tire on the side of the road at…

Where true greatness lies!

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time   Where True Greatness Lies!   “I am the greatest!” was the refrain Muhammad Ali loved to chant to cheering fans back in the sixties and seventies. For seven years he reigned supreme among the heavyweights of the world. Few took offense of his boasting. His scramble to the top…

Personal Commitment is what Christ Desires

Personal Commitment is what Christ Desires Jesus is the Lord, the Savior sent by God to redeem the world, the Son of God made man. That’s what St Peter asserts in today’s Gospel, and Jesus doesn’t contradict him. Yet many people do not consider Him to be so. Some say He was a great philosopher,…

Ephphatha- Be Opened!

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time   Ephphatha- Be Opened!   In the First Reading, we see Prophet Isaiah’s prophecy is beginning to be fulfilled. God is coming to save his people. God’s salvation is expressed in terms of healing the blind and the deaf, the lame and the mute. The desert would come alive with…