Sermons from August 2016

Supreme and Extreme Love

  “If anyone comes to me without hating his father and mother, his wife and Children, his brothers and sisters, indeed his very self, he cannot be my Disciple.” A traditional hymn begins: “Jesus, my Lord, my All, how can I love Thee as I Ought?” We Love Jesus as we ought by loving him…

Following the Law of Humility

Christ is a King, and kings rule their kingdoms with laws. One of the most important laws in Christ’s Kingdom is the law of humility. This law says that “everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and everyone who humbles himself will be exalted”. In other words, greatness in his Kingdom comes not from outdoing…

Salvation: God’s gift to Humankind!

    The opening verse in the First Reading, from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah which says: “I come to gather nations of every language; they shall come and see my glory,” reminds us that in the hierarchy of grace, it is God who takes the initiative: God comes and gathers us first, before…

“FIX YOUR EYES ON JESUS”

“FIX YOUR EYES ON JESUS” “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, Who inspires and perfects our faith. (Heb 12: 2) When we are persecuted and, like Jeremiah, thrown in the muddy cistern to die, “Let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus. “When we are tempted to “grow despondent or abandon the struggle, “Let…

Discipleship: Dependence on God

Discipleship: Dependence on God In the Gospel, Jesus tells the disciples to seek security not in the realities of this world but in the treasures of God’s Kingdom. He exhorts them to be steadfast in their faith, staying ready and prepared even when the fulfillment of that faith is long in coming. Jesus then gives an illustration in servants…