Which is the most important?

30A Exodus 22:20-26 /1 Thessalonians 1:5c-10/Matthew 22:34-40 Here’s a true story!!! Two holy monks in the desert were staying with each other— and they never ever quarreled— not even once. One day, one of the monks said the other, “Let’s quarrel the way other people do.” The other one answered back, “I don’t even know […]

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29AIsaiah 45:1,4-6 / I Thess 1:1-5 / Matthew 15-21 No matter what people say about Jesus— nobody—nobody can say he wasn’t smart. The Pharisees were looking for a simple “yes” or “no” from Jesus. But he wouldn’t give it to them? They were trying to trap Him. “Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar?” […]

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Regret is Temporary

Deacon Dennis’ Homily for Sunday October 15, 2017 The Gospel reading was The Parable of the Wedding Guests (Matthew 22:1-14) Jesus again in reply spoke to the chief priests and elders of the people in parables, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son. […]

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Downward Mobility

19A 1 Kings 19:9, 11-13/ Romans 9:1-5 / Matthew 14:22-33 I can certainly relate to Peter in today’s Gospel— I bet you can too!!!. There have been some occasions in my life when it felt like my life boat was being tossed about— out of control— pushed to and fro— by the howling winds and […]

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1 Kings 3:5,712 / Romans 8:28-30 / Matthew 13:44-52 Here’s an interesting question that just got posed to me: How many molecules of air that I breathe— breathe right here— breathe right now— were from Julius Caesar’s last breath that he took on the Ides of March in the 44 BC? How many molecules of […]

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