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  • Fourth Of July - Love Of God And Country

    Contributed by Al Schifano on Jul 7, 2008
    based on 11 ratings
     | 4,365 views

    The Star Spangled Banner and the Word of God, a reflection

    • In today’s Gospel of Matthew, Jesus says: “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.” • The ...read more

  • Be Not Afraid

    Contributed by Mick Court on Jun 22, 2008
     | 4,880 views

    This sermon explores fears and a response from God.

    Can you hear the chorus sung between the verses in today’s Gospel? It is one of the most constant choruses echoing through all of scripture. “Do not be afraid. I am with you.” “Do not be afraid” follows songs to people being called, songs to people being sent forth, and songs to people being ...read more

  • Astrology Vs Christianity

    Contributed by Steven Ostrowski on Apr 25, 2008
    based on 12 ratings
     | 3,932 views

    Astrology and Christianity are not compatible. The Bible holds truths to how we should reject astrology’s false hopes and prophecies.

    Astrology is the belief system that one can discover future events by how the stars and planets move in the sky. It is based on the idea that information on one’s life can be revealed through the heavens. Many people around the world have come to believe in astrology for one reason or another. ...read more

  • Argument Against Polygamy

    Contributed by Steven Ostrowski on Apr 22, 2008
    based on 9 ratings
     | 11,533 views

    A detailed argument against Polygamy and why Christians should oppose it.

    The subject of polygamy has resurfaced in the news. A Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints compound was recently raided by Federal officers over accusations of polygamy, child abuse, and teen pregnancies. This has not been the first time that American Federal officials have had to raid compounds to ...read more

  • Are You Ready For Christmas

    Contributed by Michael Nesmith on Dec 22, 2007
    based on 12 ratings
     | 9,412 views

    A reflection and response to the age old question of, Are you ready for Christmas?

    Over the past few days as I encounter people I am often asked a question that is commonly asked this time of the year which is, “Are you ready for Christmas?” Every Christmas getting ready seems to be everyone’s main focus. And the definition of our getting ready encompasses a broad spectrum of ...read more

  • A Fair Balance

    Contributed by John Vella on Feb 6, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 964 views

    Today’s Gospel shows Jesus curing the woman who had suffered from hemorrhages for twelve years. Then he goes on to raise the young daughter of Jairus from the dead. And Jesus has given us those same powers. You and I can cure the sick and we can help peop

    Seeds for Sowing - Vol. IV - Issue 4, No. 32 Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) July 2, 2000 Readings: * Wisdom 1:13-15, 2:23-25 * 2 Corinthians 8:7, 9, 13-15 * Mark 5:21-43 A Fair Balance The Power of Christ Imagine Jesus Christ appearing to you. He has decided that he ...read more

  • Familiarity And Faith

    Contributed by John Vella on Feb 6, 2007
    based on 17 ratings
     | 3,016 views

    In today’s Gospel Jesus comes face to face with roadblocks. He has come to his hometown wanting to bring his extraordinary message of God’s love and forgiveness to his own former neighbours. But what happens? Roadblocks!

    Seeds for Sowing - Vol. IV - Issue 5, No. 33 Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year (B) July 9, 2000 Readings: * Ezekiel 2:2-5 * 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 * Mark 6:1-6 Familiarity and Faith Roadblocks Have you ever come across a roadblock while driving your car? All of a sudden, ...read more

  • Getting To The Bottom Of It All

    Contributed by John Vella on Feb 5, 2007
     | 688 views

    Lent is a time for us to renew our identity as Christians

    Seeds for Sowing, Vol. VI, Issue 2, No. 13 First Sunday of Lent- Year A February 17, 2002 Readings: * Gen. 2:7-9, 16-18, 25; 3:1-7 * Rom. 5:12-19 * Mt. 4:1-11 Getting to the Bottom of it All What to do? Once again, we find ourselves at the beginning of the Lenten season. And ...read more

  • Walking With The Suffering Christ

    Contributed by John Vella on Feb 5, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,001 views

    During this Lenten season we are asked to reflect on our Saviour’s suffering, death and resurrection. We are asked in some ways to walk with the one who suffered for us.

    Seeds for Sowing, Vol. VI, Issue 2, No. 14 Second Sunday of Lent- Year A February 24, 2002 Readings: * Gen. 12:1-4 * 2 Tim: 1:8-10 * Mt. 17: 1-9 Walking with the Suffering Christ Less Than Whole At the Nicene Council, an important church meeting in the 4th century A.D., of ...read more

  • Desire

    Contributed by John Vella on Feb 5, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,784 views

    In our Scriptures today, we see that thirst really means desire. And we all know the power of desire in our lives. Desire moves us to work, to love, to even kill.

    Seeds for Sowing, Vol. VI, Issue 2, No. 15 Third Sunday of Lent- Year A March 3, 2002 Readings: * Ex. 17:3-7 * Rom. 5:1-2, 5-8 * Jn. 4:5-42 Desire Thirst The overwhelming image that we are faced with today is one of thirst. Jesus’ meeting with the woman takes place around a ...read more

  • Blind Spots

    Contributed by John Vella on Feb 5, 2007
    based on 10 ratings
     | 2,335 views

    Most of us have blind spots, presumptions, ideas and perceptions that we don’t even think about changing. These blind spots are major roadblocks in our spiritual journey.

    Seeds for Sowing, Vol. VI, Issue 2, No. 16 Fourth Sunday of Lent- Year A March 10, 2002 Readings: * 1 Samuel 16:1, 6-7, 10-13 * Ephesians 5:8-14 * John 9:1-41 Blind Spots Helen Keller Someone once asked Helen Keller, who had been blind since the age of nineteen months, if ...read more

  • An Open Ear

    Contributed by John Vella on Feb 5, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 928 views

    When, through our Baptism, we declared ourselves closely bound to Jesus Christ, we promised we would carefully listen to that same Jesus as we traveled on our life journey. Now, listening doesn’t just mean that we hear the words that someone else is speak

    Seeds for Sowing, Vol. VI, Issue 2, No. 9 Second Sunday of Ordinary Time - Year A January 20, 2002 Readings: * Is. 49:3, 5-6 * 1 Cor.1:1-3 * Jn. 1:29-34 An Open Ear The Follower’s Task As we move out of the Christmas season, we are asked to reflect on what it means to be a ...read more

  • Elements Of Renewal

    Contributed by John Vella on Feb 5, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,284 views

    Prayer leads to an awareness of where we need to change. This awareness then calls for a putting away of negative elements in our behaviour ( we call that fasting). This in turn calls forth a new way of relating to others which is concretely expressed i

    Seeds for Sowing, Vol. IV, Issue 3, No. 16 First Sunday of Lent (Year B) March 12, 2000 Readings: * Genesis 9:8-15 * 1 Peter 3:18-22 * Mark 1:12-15 Elements of Renewal Mixed Feelings There are many things in life that call forth mixed feelings from ourselves. At the same time, ...read more

  • A Changed Perspective

    Contributed by John Vella on Feb 5, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,163 views

    Life’s troubles have always been part of humanity and always will be. Believing in God doesn’t take away any of those problems nor does it make the emotional and physical pain disappear. But believing in God does make a significant difference in the bigge

    Seeds for Sowing, Vol. IV - Issue 3, No. 17 Second Sunday of Lent (Year B) March 19, 2000 Readings: * Genesis 22:1-2, 9-13, 15-18 * Romans 8:31-35, 37 * Mark 9:2-10 A Changed Perspective The Difficulties of Living Life is difficult. Not many people would deny that statement. ...read more

  • Jesus' Picture Gallery

    Contributed by John Vella on Feb 5, 2007
    based on 19 ratings
     | 2,584 views

    The important thing is not to have just one image of Jesus. This would hardly do him justice. It would be the same as our parents showing their friend only one photograph of us.

    Seeds for Sowing, Vol. IV, Issue 3, No. 18 Third Sunday of Lent (Year B) March 26, 2000 Readings: * Exodus 20:1-17 * 1 Corinthians 1:18, 22-25 * John 2:13-25 Jesus’ Picture Gallery Baby Pictures One of the first things that new parents want to have is a picture of their baby. ...read more