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Contributed on Oct 6, 2014
A Canaanite woman approaches Jesus pleading with Him to heal her daughter who was possessed by a demon.
Have you noticed how some people just keep going and going like that energizer bunny even when they seem to be fighting a lost cause? Take Rob Ford for example. In his first public appearance since being hospitalized, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford vowed to supporters to 'beat cancer' the same way he says ...read more
Contributed on Sep 1, 2014
A rich young man approaches Jesus and asks Him what more must he do to achieve everlasting life. He has kept all the commandments that Jesus mentioned but felt that he needed to do something more. Jesus tells him to sell all he has and follow Him.
In our Gospel reading this morning we find a rich young man talking to Jesus about a very important matter. This young man is deeply concerned about eternity and wants to know what he must do achieve everlasting life. But when Jesus offers him with some very good advice, the man isn’t ready ...read more
Contributed on Aug 22, 2014
Christ teaches us that our faith, however small it may be, is very much alive, very active and powerful! He compares the growth of our faith to the raising of a tiny mustard seed. If we keep it alive and nature it, we can move mountains with it.
Our Gospel reading this morning deals with the topic of faith. Last Sunday St. Matthew told us about Simon Peter’s faith and his momentary loss of it when he took his eyes off Jesus. In today’s Gospel reading Jesus tells us that the strength of our faith determines our ability to ...read more
Contributed on Aug 10, 2014
While Jesus was praying on the mountain, the disciples were in a boat trying to cross the sea. Jesus approaches the boat walking on water. They thought it was a ghost and it frightened them until Jesus spoke up.
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost Our Gospel reading this morning talks about the apostles’ struggle with fear as a raging storm tosses their boat like a cork on the churning sea. Now fear could be a good thing or it can be a bad thing. It can cripple us or it can be a lifesaver. Someone once ...read more
Contributed on Aug 1, 2014
Jesus feeds five thousand with five loaves and two fish. Apostles are overwhelmed when Jesus directs them to feed the people in a remote area where no food is available.
8 Sunday after Pentecost Matthew 14:14-22 Have you noticed that it’s always the busy people who are more likely to accept additional responsibilities rather than those who have more time. And, why is it that poorer people are more likely to donate to charitable causes, sooner than rich ...read more
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Contributed on May 17, 2010
As an amateur photographer, I have often been asked to take photos of people at various events – maybe it was at a wedding, or for a school yearbook, or for the press. Well, some of the photos turned out very pleasing but some were not so flattering. The request has always been to destroy bad ...read more
Contributed on May 17, 2010
This priestly prayer, as it is called, was prayed by Jesus just before He entered Gethsemane and Golgotha. This portion of the Gospel is somewhat like a flight-recorder on an airplane. In the event that something should happen to a plane, the flight recorder would record the information, the ...read more
Contributed on May 6, 2010
What words would you have had for Adam and Eve after they were evicted from the Garden? Perhaps you might have said something like this: “It was a paradise, Adam and Eve! What more could you ask for? There were all kinds of fruit trees in the Garden and you were free to eat of every fruit ...read more
Contributed on Jan 20, 2005
Philip Yancey, writing in Christianity Today, offers these three reasons why this topic of heaven is being neglected. 1. “Affluence has given us in this life what former generations longed for in anticipation of heaven. 2. A creeping paganism invites us to accept death as the culmination of ...read more
Contributed on Jan 3, 2005
Someone once said, “Don’t mind criticism. If it is not true, disregard it; if it’s unfair, keep from irritation; if it’s ignorant, smile; if it’s justified, learn from it.” (pp ...read more