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?
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
December 02, 2018 -
Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
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!
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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?
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!!!
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!
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?
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?
August 12, 2018 -
How often do I have to forgive someone who hurts me? That’s a pretty common thought all of us have had at one time or another. And when we look for answers, we can get all kinds of responses.
August 05, 2018 -
How can one live a life filled with joy even in the midst of tremendous challenges, dangers, and difficulties? Well, I want to encourage all of you to read the four chapters of St. Paul’s letter to the Philippians and discover this extremely important lesson on how to live a life of joy in this world.
July 29, 2018 -
“My heart and soul have been replenished by the unbelievable scenes of jubilation from David and Celena, the Mexican family for whom we built a modest, yet sturdy home this past week. It was such a delight to hand over the keys to a structure that was built for them through the hands of many loving volunteers.”