Luke provides us three of Jesus’ seven last words from the cross. Here we look at these three words, and how they open up for us the reality of the reign of Christ. (Note: I expanded the reading by three verses to get the last word in there. Don’t worry — I’m allowed to do that.)
This meditation is about various aspects of thanksgiving, of gratitude. We will give thanks for things that have always been and things that have never been; we’ll give thanks for the past and the future; we’ll give thanks to God, who is always showering upon us reasons to be thankful.
My first ever Ignatian story, written six years ago. It’s about the Gospel passage for All Saints’ Day.
A sermon about praying always…and about a bigger definition of prayer than we usually acknowledge (plus my yearly dive in the Chronicles of Narnia).
I was astounded when I delved into this story and discovered that the Samaritan man in it is the only person in the Gospel (besides Jesus himself) who says “Thank you.” Turns out, giving thanks is fundamental to our lives.
This post also appears on MinistryMatters.com here. I recently realized something that astounds me: this summer I passed the century mark for sermons preached. Since my first incoherent ramblings about the Letter to the Hebrews during a Homiletics class in seminary to the sermon I’m giving this Sunday, the Holy Spirit (along with my mentors …
My sermon from last Sunday sort of took me by surprise. Two events earlier in the week convicted me of the truth that I needed to change my behavior concerning addressing the need around me. This sermon is the beginning of that change.
Have you ever been found before? In this sermon we explore the promise embedded in Jesus’ parable of the Lost Sheep, plus a bonus story from the “Stupid Things Adam Did as a Child” file.