Betrayal In The Upper Room – Holy Thursday

On this Holy Thursday: Let us pray to the Lord, O you whose love for us is eternal and unchanging: Today, as your Son reclined at table with his chosen friends, he gave them the mysteries of his life-giving love for us, to be present forever on the altars of his holy churches throughout the world. Now, as we celebrate the institution of these mysteries, we entreat you to dispel all doubt…

Love Is Never A Waste – Holy Wednesday

On this Holy Wednesday: Let us pray to the Lord, O Lord who, in Your mercies and bounties, heals the disorders of our souls and bodies, do, the same Master, sanctify this Oil, that it may be effectual for those who shall be anointed therewith, unto healing, and unto relief from every passion, every malady of the flesh and of the spirit, and every ill; and that therein may be glorified Your…

Ignorance Is Not A Virtue – Holy Tuesday

On this Holy Tuesday: Let us pray to the Lord. O you who observe all things with your eye that never sleeps, who afford us such saving lessons in your desire to grant mercy to all who seek it: We give thanks to you for raising us from bed and sleep to enjoy the light of another day. Receive this morning worship we offer you as we continue to follow the passion…

Don’t Settle for Mediocrity – Holy Monday

On this Holy Monday: Let us pray to the Lord, O you who observe all things with your eye that never sleeps, who afford us such saving lessons in your desire to grant mercy to all who seek it: We give you thanks for this evening that brings us before you once more. Now that we have completed the Lenten season, enable us to enter into the week of the Savior’s passion…

Tragedy Turned to Triumph!

It’s got to be terribly frustrating to the enemy of our souls when God takes what the devil meant to harm us and turns it around to be for our benefit! I mean how would you feel if your best weapons turned out to harm you rather than your intended target! Take physical death, for example. We humans avoid the topic as often as we can. The fear of death drives most…

It’s Worth It; Even With The Pain

There’s an old Gospel song I remember from my youth: “If heaven was never promised to me; even God’s promise to live eternally; it’s been worth just having the Lord in my life. Living in a world of darkness, He came along and brought me the Light.” People of faith have always been secretly envied by people who just can’t seem to believe. I guess that’s why others have treated people of…

My Brothers Betrayed Me!

It hurt. If I’m honest, it still hurts. I was taken advantage of. I was treated badly. I was embarrassed by my naivete, and I was angry at the one who had taken advantage of me. It was especially hard because I thought they loved me, and it was painful to finally realize they didn’t love me at all. I wanted revenge! But then I remembered the saying by Confucius – “Before…

The Fantasy of Equity

There is a modern poverty, almost a sickness of the soul and mind, of we moderns that we seem to insist that there be equality in outcomes rather than work for equality of opportunity for everyone. When we fall into the trap of insisting there be an equality of outcomes, we easily fall into the prison of the illusion of “fairness.” And that always leads to someone being a perpetual victim. I…

Tomorrow is the Last Day!

We are so grateful for everyone who has participated in the Celebration of Fr. Barnabas’ 61st Birthday! Thank you! Tomorrow is the day and ut’s the last day of our Fundraiser to honor Fr. Barnabas for his birthday. You can still participate by clicking the PayPal link here! https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=EBZ76697E7M98

Getting Parishioners Back to Church

I am honored to be the keynote speaker at the upcoming San Fransisco Metropolis Clergy/Laity this Friday and excited to join the Stewardship Town Hall Series from the SF Metropolis next Monday! Let’s get folks back in Church! There’s still time to register!