Sun, 29 July 2018
Today's Gospel (Matthew 14:22-34) includes the powerful image of Christ taming the storm and saving Peter from drowning. Not only has He used this power to bring peace to our lives; He has given us the power - and responsibility - to do it for others. The calm of Christ in us and us in Him must be shared with the world around us!
Sun, 22 July 2018
We have trust backwards, claiming to trust God in the big things (i.e. of the soul) while demonstrating little if any trust God in the little things (i.e. of the body). In His homily on Matthew 14: 14-22, St. John Chrysostom makes the point that the disciples were only ready to believe that Christ was the master of the unseen world after they had learned that he was the master of the things they could see. If we have skipped that first step - as is evidenced when we exhibit no confidence in His ability to rightly govern and bless our bodies and our budgets - it is quite possible that we are fooling ourselves when we say we trust him to rightly govern and bless our souls.
Sun, 15 July 2018
Homily on Romans 15:1-7, focusing on the role of patience in the Christian life.
Sun, 1 July 2018
A meditation on Romans 10:9-10: If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Enjoy the show!