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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We’re Not Good Judgers

Wisdom 12:13, 16-19/ Romans 8:26-27/ Matthew 13:24-30 A couple of hunters chartered a plane to fly them into forest territory for their annual hunt and vacation. The pilot landed his plane in a grassy valley— dropped the hunters off— and then flew away— leaving them in the wild. Two weeks later the pilot flew back […]

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