Does Your Life Have a Point?

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost and the Fifth Sunday of Matthew, July 24, 2016 Romans 10:1-10; Matthew 8:28-9:1 Rev. Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, one God. Amen. For Christ is the fulfillment of the Law for righteousness to everyone who believes. That is Romans 10:4, which we just heard read in…

The Temple of the Living God

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 30, 2012 In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, one God. Amen. “You are a temple of the living God.” We hear these words today from St. Paul’s second epistle to the Corinthians, and they are followed by exhortations from Paul, quoting from the Old Testament, that the Christians of Corinth…

The Eminem Ethic

I spotted this image on Facebook today, and it puts forth a commonly accepted ethic, which I’ve dubbed here the Eminem Ethic. Essentially, various categories of race, sexual desire, physical appearance, and economic status don’t matter when it comes to winning his kindness. What matters is that “you’re nice to me.” This sounds pretty good. This is a morality bandwagon that probably most folks…