What a gift the Gospel of Luke is for this time in our journey as a church, nation and world. The word of God is clear that to be truly a person of faith and standing for life, justice must be core to our daily living. So often we are reminded of the injustice and … Continue reading Let’s Live for Justice, God does not forget injustice!
United with the nation and the world we pause in grief at the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. It is with respect for her and the leadership she offered that changed the world, the transition from the empire to the Commonwealth and particularly her condemnation of racism and the Apartheid regime, first steps … Continue reading Come Home to the Father’s House!
This week in a special way we reflect on the Wisdom and direction that God has for our lives. Each of us is called to discern and discover God’s purpose and direction for our lives. I recall the book the “Purpose Driven Life”. In my last parish we did a whole Bible study based on … Continue reading Loosen the Chains that bind, Be a Dynamic Disciple!
We pause to take a moment to remember and reflect on two great African Saints this week, Saints Monica and her son Augustine. These two saints of the early church even today guide us to be a church that is lovingly patient and lovingly drawing us deeper into the love of Christ where our hearts … Continue reading Let’s Be Counter Cultural, Stand with those on the Peripheries!
God is doing something BIG. He gonna blow our minds
Let's not forget the poor. Go out to the Peripheries
At first glance of the scriptures this week from Luke 13, one would find the question of someone who encountered Jesus along His way to Jerusalem challenging to answer. Namely that is "Who will be saved?" Initially I thought of all the different responses, from a small group of faithful, to those 144,000 to everyone … Continue reading Enter Through the Narrow Gate! God has come to Welcome the Nations!
The Message this week is one that a true proclaimer and preacher of the Gospel finds challenging. So often when we preach or listen to a sermon, we are hoping to feel good about what is proclaimed to us. Preacher and parishioner alike want to have a nice message. This is not one of those … Continue reading Proclaim the Truth of the Gospel/Set the World On Fire with Christ’s Love!
From early on in life we are taught, trained and directed to set our path for the future. When we choose the school for our child, we set up a college fund and look for the best opportunities we prepare for our future. If something disturbed, interrupts our plans we are devastated and life seems … Continue reading Walk by Faith, Hope Beyond Hope!
This weekend we are called to stop clinging to stuff and to seek Christ who is Above.To often life is focused on collecting and holding on to stuff. It can be either the physical stuff obtained throughout our daily journeys, or it can be emotional and psychological baggage that has weighed us down over the … Continue reading Don’t be Stuck on Stuff! “Seek what Is Above”.