Sermons from February 2017

Seeking the Kingdom

We would all like to be free from worry and anxiety, but Christ’s words in today’s Gospel passage seem too good to be true. He tells us to stop worrying about the things we all worry about, material, worldly things, what he calls “mammon.” “Mammon” comes from a Greek word meaning material goods and possessions, things that…

Love Begins At Home

So, what is Jesus really asking of us when He tells us to turn the other cheek, to hand over our cloak as well as our tunic, and to voluntarily go an extra mile? He is teaching us how to respond to personal insults and humiliations. It was humiliating and offensive to be slapped on…

Creating a Clean Heart

Jesus is very practical about what can corrupt our hearts. He identifies anger, lust, and dishonesty as hidden viruses capable of damaging, and even destroying, our integrity, our very souls, but if we are honest with ourselves, all of us will have to admit that we struggle with temptation in each of these areas. So…

Are You The Light

Usually when we think of poverty we think of the materially needy, but there are all kinds of poverty in the world today that we can help to address. Saint Teresa of Calcutta once said, “We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared…