Jesus leaves the wilderness not empty, but full — full of God — because he has been fasting. In this sermon, we learn to fast in order to open spaces within us for God to fill.
The sermon explores the true meaning of repentance, which is very different from the one that popular culture and certain expressions of Christianity offer. Plus, my yearly nod to The Princess Bride.
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.
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.)
Put your thinking cap on for this one, but let your heart remain open, too. In this sermon, I struggle to speak on something I’m not qualified to talk about.
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.