Lenten Homily – 2.28.2018

Psalm 31:5-6, 14-16, Matthew 20:26-28 “…whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave–just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” In the book of Revelation, the…

Lenten Homily – 2.27.2018

Today’s scripture readings emphasize the act of listening and hearing the word of the Lord.  We are called to take ownership of our faults and confess them as a way of becoming new people.  We are also mandated to “learn to do right:  seek justice, defend the oppressed, and to take up the cause of…

Homily – The Shepherd

Readings:  1 Peter 5:1-4, Psalm 23, Matthew 16:13-19 In today’s readings, the ongoing theme tying each passage is Shepherd.  Peter and King David are key figures, with Jesus as the Chief Shepherd.  It’s beautiful how our faith tradition has put together passages like this so that we might see the coherence throughout the biblical narrative. …