Fifth Sunday in Lent: Yr A: 3/29/2020

3/29/2020
5 Lent: Yr A

At the start of this Lenten season I suggested that we look at this as a time to take things away, or add things into our day, that help us move closer to God. I had no idea when I said that how much could be taken away, or how much would be added to our day, thanks to a virus that is spreading across the globe.
Some of my neighbors are not leaving their homes…

Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany Yr A: 2/9/2020

2/9/2020
Epiphany 5: Yr A

Paul – “we have the mind of Christ”. When you and I invite God to be the directing force in our lives, we are changed. We come to know that what we are comes from gifts God has given us. We are each a creation of God, planned by God. And each of us has a unique mix of skills and talents, personality and passions, likes and dislikes, that as Christians – we turn over the steering wheel to Jesus, who knows us better than we know ourselves.

Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany Yr A: 2/2/2020

2/2/2020
Epiphany 4: Yr A
The Presentation of our Lord Jesus Christ at the Temple

Today’s readings all focus on the themes of symbols, ritual and blessing.

In the OT lesson, the prophet Malachi is frustrated with temple priests who corrupt worship and mislead the people. Malachi records God saying, “I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me, and the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple.” This prophecy appears to foretell Jesus being dedicated to God at the temple. For Malachi, God’s presence among us is made known in the temple.

Third Sunday after the Epiphany Yr A: 1/26/2020

1/26/2020
Epiphany 3: Yr A

Two sets of brothers, Simon Peter and Andrew, and James and John were fishermen at Capernaum, a little town on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.  Jesus called all of them to follow him. They instantly dropped the fishing nets they were mending, and left their boats, their hired laborers, and their father; they left everything to follow Jesus.