Homily: On Repentance and Facing Death (and Suffering) Well

Theophany comes up this week: today’s readings help us prepare. Gospel:  the ministry of St. John the Baptist (St. Mark 1:1-8) Son of Zachariah and Elizabeth; a miracle child Gabriel announced: “Do not be afraid, Zacharias, for your prayer is heard; and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his […]

Homily – The Enlightened Moral Psychology of the Samaritan Woman

Homily Notes: Samaritan Woman St. John 4:5-42 “He told me all I ever did.” (St. John 4:29) This is not new for God. His omniscience has long been recognized. The prophet David proclaimed it in song in Psalm 138, which includes these words (7-12); Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I […]

Homily: Eating Pig Pods – and loving it

Homily on the Prodigal SonSt. Luke 15:11-321 Corinthians 6:12-20 A Metaphor on Food One of the best ways to understand sin is as those things that damage our health [explain].   We were made so with feedback loops so that we could diagnose the things we had been eating that were causing us harm [explain]. […]