Some Will Some Wont – 19th Sunday After Pentecost

Some Will And Some Wont Matthew 22:1-14 Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hanson in their book Aladdin Factor presents the formula SWSWSWSW, which stands for “Some Will, Some Wont, So What, Someone’s Waiting”. Jesus seems to take a somewhat similar view when he talks about people being invited to share in the Kingdom of God.  … More Some Will Some Wont – 19th Sunday After Pentecost

Extravagant Generosity – 16th Sunday After Pentecost

The Extravagant Generosity Matthew 20:1-16 It is said that every parable Jesus told contains the Gospel in miniature. This one of the labourers in the vineyard certainly does as it arrestingly proclaims “the extravagant goodness of God.” It was told to the religiously resentful the Scribes and Pharisees those with a “charter-member” mentality. The parables … More Extravagant Generosity – 16th Sunday After Pentecost

Passing On The Gift of Forgiveness — 15th Sunday After Pentecost

THE GIFT OF FORGIVENESS PASSING IT ON Matthew 18:21-35 The Gospel today begins with an interesting dialogue between Jesus and Peter. Peter asks Jesus, “How many times should I forgive my brother? Seven times?” It seemed like Peter was looking for a limit. There has to be a limit. Right? I m told that the … More Passing On The Gift of Forgiveness — 15th Sunday After Pentecost

What Does it Really Mean to Take Up the Cross – 13th Sunday After Pentecost

What Does it Really Mean to Take up the Cross? Matthew 16:21-28 I knew a woman in one of the parishes that I served, who was frequently abused physically by her husband. At first, she really didn’t admit that her husband had beaten her.  Referring to any bruises that showed on her, she would say … More What Does it Really Mean to Take Up the Cross – 13th Sunday After Pentecost

Who is Christ To You? 12th Sunday After Pentecost

Who is Christ to You? Matthew 16:13-20 Jesus asks his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” And they answered, “Some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah” and still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets” Then come the potent question, “But who do you say that I am”. Isn’t that … More Who is Christ To You? 12th Sunday After Pentecost

That God Might Exist – 11th Sunday After Pentecost

That God Might Exist Genesis 45:1-15 Violence to be increasing in our society. So much of it seems to be connected with revenge. “Road Rage” is a common occurrence. We hear stories of a person being cut off in traffic by another driver, and then retaliating by running the other driver off the road and … More That God Might Exist – 11th Sunday After Pentecost