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  • Turning Hearts

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jun 16, 2018

    What we need in this world is reconciliation of God and man, and of man to man.

    Thursday of the 11th Week in Course 2018 Reformation/Revolution Look closely at the words of the Lord’s Prayer and you will see, as the Church Fathers taught, the whole of the Gospel summarized in these petitions. Think of all the problems we face in our world today, and all that we have faced more

  • Making The Gospel's Beauty More Clearly Recognized Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Nov 22, 2014

    Thanksgiving is a good time to reflect on how the Church can simplify its approach so that the Gospel rings true to the modern ear.

    Thanksgiving Day 2014 The Joy of the Gospel The reading from Jesus ben Sira, or Sirach, sums up what we should be doing today, and every day, “bless the God of all, who in every way does great things; who exalts our days from birth, and deals with us according to his mercy.” These more

  • The Holy Family

    Contributed by Robert Tomas on Apr 25, 2002
    based on 49 ratings

    The family is a living reality that is called to be a vessel of peace, defender and herald of the Word, temple of the Spirit, and steward of God’s love.

    DECEMBER 29, 1999 WORSHIP SERVICE SCRIPTURES ·First Reading Sirach 3: 2-6, 12-14 ·Psalm Ps. 128:1-5 ·Second Reading Col. 3:12-21 ·Gospel Luke 2:22-40 REFLECTION Once again, do allow me to take this opportunity to greet everyone a Blessed Christmas, and I pray that the LORD had more

  • Las Palabras No Se Las Lleva El Viento Series

    Contributed by Carlos Camarena on Apr 15, 2003
    based on 31 ratings

    Sticks and stones break bones and words do hurt: The use of the tongue in James

    Las palabras no se las lleva el viento Texto: Santiago 3:1-2 Lectura Bíblica: Mateo 12:33-37 Por Carlos C. Camarena I. Introducción A. “Sticks and stone may break my bones, but words will never hurt me,” dice un refrán infantil muy común. Una traducción libre diría mas o menos: “Pedradas more

  • Fullness And Limitation, Time And Space Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Feb 18, 2017

    we must focus on the efforts we need to make to improve our imaging of Jesus and Mary.

    Thursday of Seventh Week in Course Joy of the Gospel We continue in the season which the Extraordinary Form calendar still calls Septuagesima, or the seventy days before Easter. The penitential season of Lent begins on March 1, and we must focus on the efforts we need to make to improve our more

  • Jesus The Servant, Not Attila The Hun

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Feb 21, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    The leadership principles we must adopt as Christian leaders are those of Jesus, not of the world.

    Tuesday before Lent (Shrove Tuesday) 2009 Not quite twenty years ago, Wess Roberts published a book entitled Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun. He later confessed that he chose Attila as his title character because so little is known about the Hun leader. It was, therefore, easy to impose more

  • The Prodigal Son

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Mar 18, 2007
    based on 5 ratings

    Jesus told the story to reveal God’s love to saints and sinners alike

    NR 17-03-07 ES Lk 15:1-3 and 11-32 If we really want to understand the Parable of the Prodigal Son, we need to look at the context of the story. Why did Jesus tell the story? And we find the answer to that question in the opening verses of Luke 15. Let me read them to you: Tax more

  • Identity

    Contributed by Daniel Kerr on Jul 22, 2019

    Who do the people believe Jesus is - Who do we think He is?

    Grace to you and peace from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Our Gospel today centers around identity. Who do the people believe Jesus is? Some kid that grew up with them back in the day, or the true Son of God, the redeemer, the justifier, the truth, the Bread of Life. I mean, it’s not like more

  • Holy Families Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Dec 28, 2018

    When families stay together, and pray together, and sing together and learn together, all of society is enriched and strengthened.

    Feast of the Holy Family 2018 The wisdom writer Jesus ben Sira is the author of the Book of Sirach, where we get our first reading today. I recall early in my life reading the ten commandments, and also remember that my early sacramental confessions were headlined pretty much the same every couple more

  • The Unfortunate, The Hothead, And The Believer Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Dec 1, 2014

    As representatives of our Lord and Savior, we want to reflect the ethical behavior that should characterize God’s people. Today we will look at two ethics we need to embrace.

    The Unfortunate, the Hothead, and the Believer (Proverbs 22:22-25) 1. A rabbinic story tells about a group of people traveling in a boat. One passenger takes out a drill and begins drilling a hole under his seat. The other passengers, quite understandably, complain that this action may cause more

  • It's Always Something

    Contributed by William Mouser on Feb 25, 2005
    based on 15 ratings

    Trials and testings are standard fare for growing, mature Christians. This sermon exhorts to perseverance and rejoicing in trials and tests.

    First Sunday in Lent 2005 Ecclesiasticus 2:1-23; 2 Cor. 6:1-10, Matt. 4:1-11 Those of us who are old enough will remember a character created by the late Gilda Radner when she was a regular comedienne on the television show Saturday Night Live. Among her many comic personalities was more

  • Is Greed A Poor Man's Vice?

    Contributed by William Mouser on Mar 3, 2005
    based on 9 ratings

    Greed is every bit as much -- maybe more -- a poor man’s vice as it is a rich man’s folly.

    Fifthteenth Sunday in Trinity: Scripture: Luke 12:13-21, Ecclesiasticus 5:1-10 "Is Greed a Poor Man’s Vice?" The lessons appointed for today have three things in common. First of all, both contain teaching from men who were named Jesus. Jesus ben Sirach composed the passage from the more

  • The Bound-Tos And The Kaint Hep Its Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jul 24, 2010

    We don't have to be experts in order to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ

    St. Anne & Joachim July 26, 2010 You Will Be My Witnesses A few years ago, a U.S. President was facing his last term and began to wonder about his “legacy.” In other words, what would he be remembered for? Jeshua ben Sira, whom we know as Sirach, wrote the answer about a hundred more

  • The Prodigal Son Revisited Series

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Sep 25, 2003
    based on 23 ratings

    Which would you rather have? The foolishness of God or the wisdom of man? The choice is yours

    The Gospel reading is taken from : Luke 15:11-20 11 Jesus continued: "There was a man who had two sons. 12 The younger one said to his father, ’Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them. 13 "Not long after that, the younger son got together all he more

  • The Prodigal Son

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Aug 12, 2004
    based on 34 ratings

    The Character and Nature of our heavenly Father

    Luke 15:11-32 - The Prodigal Son Story: The son of a wealthy man expected to receive a sports car for his graduation. Instead, his Dad called him into his study, told him that he loved him and handed him a gift wrapped box. When he opened it, he found it contained a leather bound Bible, more