This past Thursday was the Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord. It is a Principal Feast in our calendar, which means it ranks right up there with Easter and Christmas Day. In fact there are seven Principal Feasts listed in our calendar. Can you name them? Easter Day Ascension Day The Day of Pentecost Trinity Sunday Trinity Sunday All Saints’ Day Christmas Day The Eiphany Ascension Day is always the 40th day of Eastertide, and on it we com...

“Thomas said to Jesus, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”… from the Gospel according to St. John. Sometime during my high school years, I started to rebel against what I saw as the Establishment, which mostly meant my father. I let my hair grow long, much to his chagrin, and started t...

Jesus said, “Very truly, I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep.” In this part of the world, we know about cattle. I read about the recent dedication of a monument to Capt. John T. Lytle, who is recognized as the first to drive a herd of 3500 Longhorn cattle from South Texas to Fort Robinson, Nebraska, in 1874, blazing what is now known as the Great Western Trail. The trail crossed the Red River at Doan’s Crossing, a ghost town about 13 miles...

God’s Time
Sermon / July 17, 2016

“You who were once estranged and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his fleshly body through death, so as to present you holy and blameless and irreproachable before him– provided that you continue securely established and steadfast in the faith, without shifting from the hope promised by the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven.” From the Epistle to the Coloss...

Who do you say I am?
Uncategorized / June 19, 2016

He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered, “The Messiah of God.” From the Gospel of St. Luke. Jesus was a controversial person in Jerusalem. He had done things no other prophet had done since Elijah. He healed the centurion’s servant. He raised the widow’s son from the dead. When he was invited to the house of Simon the Pharisee, he allowed a woman, a notorious sinner to bathe his feet wi...

Faith, Love and Forgiveness
Uncategorized / June 12, 2016

Luke 7:36-50 Jesus he said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.” This story shows us the difference between miserly and extravagant love. Simon, a Pharisee who invited Jesus to dinner probably did so out of curiosity. He had likely heard of Jesus’ teaching, and how he healed the servant of the centurion, and raised the widow’s son who had died. So perhaps he had to see for himself who Jesus was, and if an...