On Trinity Sunday, we think about the mystery of God, using metaphors and stories to help us think about what is beyond our understanding. In today’s homily, we also look at other areas where we use metaphors and myths to point to spiritual truths, like creation and salvation.
Readings: Acts 2:1-21; John 20:19-23 In the Narthex of a church, a young boy was looking at a plaque with the names of men and women who had died in various wars. He asked the priest, “Who are these people?” The priest answered, “Those are members from our church who died in service.” The boy […]
Scripture: Acts of the Apostles 1:1-11and Luke 24:44-53 Last Thursday was Ascension Day. I don’t suppose you even thought about it. It’s one of the most overlooked holidays of the Christian calendar. It doesn’t fall on a Sunday; there are no special preparations or ways to celebrate for this day. Most churches don’t have Thursday […]
Readings: Acts 17:22-31; John 14:15-21 Daughter: Mum, what’s it like to have the greatest daughter in the world?
Mum: I don’t know dear, you’d have to ask Grandma. Mother’s Day is a great way to show our appreciation for our mothers. And I think it’s a good custom to not only honor our biological mothers, but […]
Readings: Acts 7:55-60; John 14:1-14 William came home from the doctor looking very worried. “What is it?” asked his wife, “What’s the problem?” “Well, the doctor told me I have to take one of these pills every day for the rest of my life,” explained William. “So what?” his wife replied. “Lots of people have […]
Readings: Acts 2:42-47; Ps 23; John 10:1- The day is ending soon, and a shepherd has to herd the sheep into their pen for the night. He calls for his trusty sheepdog and asks it to get the job done. “Right away, sir,” says the sheepdog. 10 minutes later, and the shepherd glances out his […]
I love this time of year I love this time of year. I love the blossoms on the trees, the bulbs poking up through the soil and blooming with the yellows of daffodils, the pinks and purples of tulips, the Blues and pinks of hyacinths. I love seeing the leaves coming out on the trees […]
Readings: John 20:1-18 One Easter morning, a Sunday School teacher asked her class if they knew the origins of this special day. One young man responded immediately, “It’s opening day for the Blue Jays.” Not wishing to stifle creative thinking, the teacher responded, “What a wonderful answer! But I had something else in mind.” A […]
The Passion Gospel: Luke 22:47-23:56 Luke 22:47-53 (While Jesus was praying….power of darkness) Why did Judas do it? For 30 pieces of silver, the price of a common slave, he had agreed to give up the Teacher he had followed. Perhaps he thought that the revelation of Jesus as Son of God was going too […]