How do you show love? What does love look like in action in your life? This is the question the writer of the First Letter of John asks us today. (With a little help from S. Morgenstern.)
It’s great to have a baptism scheduled for the Easter Vigil, but we didn’t this year at St. Mark’s. I still wanted to bless the water of baptism before we renewed our baptismal covenant, so my father suggested I build the blessing into my sermon.
A first person meditation from the perspective of my favorite recurring character in the Gospel according to John, the Pharisee Nicodemus. Perhaps this is what he was thinking on his way home from burying Jesus’ body.
We go in search of an “end” final enough to snuff our Christ’s love. And you know what, there isn’t one.
The congregation’s part when we read the Passion Gospel according to Mark is two horrible words: “Crucify him.” Here’s why you should say them.
As we pray, so we believe — a hallmark of Anglican spirituality. And so this week, we encounter the “Prayer of Humble Access,” and see how it sheds light on us, on God, and on the mystery of Holy Communion.
There’s an epic story hidden in just the first few words of John 3:16. It’s about God. And it’s about love. Can’t get more epic than that. Read more in this sermon.
When we incline our hearts to keep the Ten Commandments, we intentionally lean towards God every single day, thus signaling our desire to participate in this most important relationship of our lives.