Advent Hope

Psychology has done a wonderful job of giving us words and concepts such as vulnerability and the false or shadow self to talk about our weaknesses. The AA or 12 step program starts with the admission of powerlessness. The Bible starts (in Genesis) with two concepts of humanity: Original goodness Original sin We need a … Continue reading Advent Hope

When Popular Messages Leave Us Feeling Empty

Many of the messages that I hear in certain church settings are based on "getting your best life" or "fulfilling your purpose/potential/call". I think we have purpose, potential, and a call. Yet why do they seem to leave me feeling empty? I've reached some potential/call/purpose, but it's not as satisfying as I thought it would … Continue reading When Popular Messages Leave Us Feeling Empty

Homily – God’s Unfailing Love towards the “idiot”

Liturgical Readings for the day:  http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/022318.cfm Three readings tying three themes of sin, forgiveness, and God's unfailing love. In Ezekiel 18, the writer begins with listing a set of behaviors that are considered sinful, worthy of death because the act themselves cause pain and sorrow for others. In Matthew 5, Jesus has started listing his "10 … Continue reading Homily – God’s Unfailing Love towards the “idiot”