Sermons from October 2016

Taking Stock in Thoughts

Today’s Gospel passage is actually the second time in Luke’s Gospel that Jesus says, “whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” He must really want us to get that message, but, it is not an easy message to get. The Pharisee in Jesus’ parable thought he was…

Praying always without becoming weary!

In today’s Gospel from Luke, Jesus tells His disciples the necessity of praying always without becoming weary. He describes a widow who is persistent in her pursuit of what is just. Deprived of rights after her husband’s death, she insists on the protection afforded by the Law of Moses for widows and orphans.   She…

Gratitude a Gift from God

At the end of the fourth Gospel, St John’s Gospel, we are told that if everything Christ did during his brief earthly life were written down, the entire world would not contain the books. We can infer, therefore, that many, maybe even the majority of Christ’s miracles and encounters were not recorded in the New…