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The Three-Fold Call of the Annunciation

March 24, 2019 -
Think a moment about the Virgin Mary’s threefold response to the Archangel Gabriel: Let it be to me according to Your will. My soul magnifies the Lord. My spirit rejoices in God my Savior.

 

The Triumph of Truth and the New Zealand Tragedy

March 17, 2019 -
The unequivocal truth of God is that God is Love. He loves all people unconditionally. God loves Christians AND Muslims. He loves believers AND atheists. God loves those who have grown up in this country AND He loves immigrants, whether legal or illegal. God loves even white supremacists, even though their actions are utterly against His ways. He longs for such lost, dark souls to find the light and turn away from the hell they are living in.

 

Forgiveness Frees Us from Being Imprisoned in our Souls

March 10, 2019 -
A man that does not learn to forgive, who hold on to the bitterness and resentment of his anger and hatred and pain, is like a man who swallows poison and hopes his enemies die from that poison. An unforgiving spirit imprisons and poisons our souls!

 

Don't Accept the Grace of God in Vain

February 04, 2019 -
“Don’t accept the grace of God in vain.” St. Paul warns the first Christians in Corinth about this in today’s epistle reading. What does that mean? How can one accept the grace of God in vain?

 

Distractions

January 21, 2019 -
A strange illness has appeared in our days – the passion for distractions. Never before was there such a desire for distractions; people have forgotten how to lead a serious life for the good of others; they have no spiritual life and are bored. They exchange the profound content of a spiritual life for distractions! What madness! We must re-introduce into life its lost meaning and give back to the people the knowledge of the true purpose of life.

 

Becoming Instruments of Light in the Darkness

January 07, 2019 -
Light versus darkness. Hope versus despair. Goodness versus evil. Love versus hatred. Life versus death. This stark comparison highlights the Good News that Jesus brings into the world. Here lies the center of the Christian Gospel.

 

Four Pillars for a Meaningful Life

December 30, 2018 -
A meaningful life is ultimately more fulfilling than a happy life. In fact, “chasing happiness [or success] often makes people more unhappy.” So, life shouldn’t be about seeking out happiness, Instead, when we strive to make life meaningful, in the end, we may discover happiness! Here are her four pillars to a meaningful life: Belonging, Purpose, Transcendence, Story Telling.

 

Bread in the Kingdom of God

December 16, 2018 -
Can you imagine being chosen, being invited, being treated like a VIP in the Kingdom of God? Breaking bread with our Lord Jesus Christ, at a table with all the saints, and having the angelic powers all around us singing praises to God? That would be quite an honor and experience!!!

 

Be Strong in the Lord

December 02, 2018 -
Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

 

Loneliness vs Community: The Gift of the Church

November 25, 2018 -
America is suffering an epidemic of loneliness... Nearly half of Americans say they sometimes or always feel “left out” or alone. And 13% say that ZERO people know them well! What a sad state of our contemporary society today!

 

When Has Night Ended and Day Begun

November 11, 2018 -
You know that the night has ended and the day has begun when you are able to look into the eyes of any and every human being and see them not as a stranger, but as your brother and your sister.

 

Reflections and Inspiration from Uganda

November 04, 2018 -
What a special trip to Uganda I returned from last week! I lived in Kenya back in 1988 but I haven’t been back in 25 years. So, it was very special to go there again with my daughter Theodora and get her set up for a two month mission as a part of her GAP Year of Service.

 

Casting Out Darkness and Putting on Christ

October 21, 2018 -
In our modern world, how do we understand such demons? Is the devil real? Does “the devil walk about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour,” as St. Peter says in his first epistle? (1 Peter 5:7)

 

The Compassion of Christ

October 07, 2018 -
How many of us are deeply disturbed and greatly saddened by the political circus of our supreme court judicial process which we have watched these past weeks.

 

No Greater Love Than This

September 30, 2018 -
On January 13, 1982, Air Florida Flight 90 smashed nose-first into the rock-solid ice covering the Potomac River just outside Washington, D.C. To horrified onlookers, it seemed impossible that anyone could be alive inside the mangled steel carcass slowly vanishing into the water. But one by one, six survivors gasped to the surface and grabbed desperately at the tail of the plane.

 

What Does God Expect From Us

September 23, 2018 -
What is Jesus Christ looking for in a follower? Does he or she have to be someone smart? Someone famous? Someone with many talents? Someone who has connections? Someone who is already holy? What is Christ looking for in his followers?

 

Building Relationships and Homes

September 16, 2018 -
Olivia Neslusan and Theodora Veronis offer a sermon on “Building Relationships and Homes.” Both of these young women spent three months at Project Mexico, serving as two of the 19 interns who oversaw 675 volunteers while building 27 homes. Of course, they built much more than homes!!!

 

God Doesn't Want to Condemn But Wants to Love

September 09, 2018 -
God doesn’t want to condemn, He wants to love! He’s not looking to punish us. He’s not sick and tired of us. We need to understand God for who He is and what He really wants from us. And that is, He is love and wants to love us!

 

Excuses - Priorities - the Kingdom of God

September 02, 2018 -
Excuses. We all make them. Excuses why we don’t work out and exercise more. Excuses why we don’t eat better and in a healthier way. Excuses why we don’t stop certain bad habits.Why do we make up excuses?

 

Living Out the Mission of the Church

August 26, 2018 -
If anyone ever asks you, “Why do you go to Church?” or “What do you do at Church?” how would you answer?

 

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Think a moment about the Virgin Mary’s threefold response to the Archangel Gabriel: Let it be to me according to Your will. My soul magnifies the Lord. My spirit rejoices in God my Savior.

 

March 17, 2019 -
The unequivocal truth of God is that God is Love. He loves all people unconditionally. God loves Christians AND Muslims. He loves believers AND atheists. God loves those who have grown up in this country AND He loves immigrants, whether legal or illegal. God loves even white supremacists, even though their actions are utterly against His ways. He longs for such lost, dark souls to find the light and turn away from the hell they are living in.

 

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