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March 26 - It is easier to hide in the darkness than to come into the light
There is a man born blind sitting at the very crowded and busy streets of Jerusalem going about his daily business. More ...
Sunday, March 19, 2017

April 2 - Jesus weeps at their lack of faith
Lazarus is dead. His sisters Mary and Martha are observing the customary mourning rituals and their friends, family and neighbors, called simply “the Jews” by John, are offering their support.  More ...
Sunday, March 26, 2017
March 19 - Water leads us to eternal life
The Samaritan woman we encounter in Gospel passage for this Third Sunday of Lent is defensive from the very beginning of her encounter with Jesus. Certainly she is startled to find anyone, much less a lone Jewish man, sitting near the well where she had gone to draw water. More ...
Sunday, March 12, 2017
March 12 - The transfigured Jesus points to the Cross
The view from and the history of Mount Tabor, the traditional site of the Transfiguration, is awe-inspiring. Situated in the Lower Galilee, the mountain has been a religious site, a fortress, and place of refuge for more than 80,000 years.  More ...
Sunday, March 5, 2017
March 5 - Jesus entered the wilderness so that we might enter the garden
Jesus entered the wilderness so that we might enter the gardenWe open our Lenten journey in the lushness of the Garden of Eden. More ...
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Feb. 26 - God creates us to have a relationship with him
At times people feel abandoned by God. One of the more common arguments of atheists against the existence of God is the theodicy argument. More ...
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Feb 19 - Love stands in contradiction to the values of the world

“It is not enough to get even, I have to get ahead. “

This attitude is pervasive in our society. We live in a time of the “gotcha” – we see it in politics, social interactions, and definitely in the work place. 

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Sunday, February 12, 2017
Feb. 12 - We are challenged to a right interior life to overcome sin
In today’s Gospel, we continue with Jesus’ instructions on discipleship in the Sermon on the Mount. Here Jesus offers clear moral directives all of which have very strong social implications. More ...
Sunday, February 5, 2017
Feb. 5 - We must reflect the goodness of God in all we do
We all know people who are called the “salt of the earth.” Although many of us would be hard pressed to offer a definition of that what exactly that means, we all know such people when we meet them. This expression has its roots in this Sunday’s Gospel, as Jesus challenges His disciples to be the “salt of the earth” and the “light of the world.” More ...
Sunday, January 29, 2017
Jan. 29 - There is power in meekness
The Sermon on the Mount opens with the Beatitudes – Jesus’s succinct definition of the demands of the New Covenant that he is forging with his disciples. As Moses on Mount Sinai delivered the Law, Jesus on Mount Tabor delivers the fulfillment of the Law. More ...
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Jan. 22 - The Light of Christ overcomes the darkness of the world
A new and challenging time has begun in our country and our world. Some people are excited about the opportunities that are ahead while others are approaching these same opportunities with a sense of angst. This is a time, perhaps unlike any other, and yet not dissimilar at all. More ...
Sunday, January 15, 2017



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