Homilies

Homilies

Salt and Light

Salt and Light

Salt has a distinctive flavor. When Jesus tells us that we are to be salt for the earth, he calls us to stand apart.

Homilies

The 100th Monkey

The 100th Monkey

Both the early Rabbis and Japanese monkeys tell us that even the smallest action of loving-kindness is valuable and important.

Homilies

Not Slapping Back

Not Slapping Back

Jesus tells us that we are to respond to violence with non-violence. It would be difficult to find a more challenging teaching in the entire Bible.

Homilies

The Truth of Blinking

The Truth of Blinking

The transfiguration of Jesus calls us to wisdom and humility, claiming the truth that we can see and remembering that there is truth to which we are blind.

Homilies

Taking the Next Step

Taking the Next Step

God has a plan for our lives, but we do not see that plan all at once. This is why we must be willing to take the next step as God gives us the light to see it.

Homilies

Knowing Our Name

Knowing Our Name

Our value, if it is to become real, must be claimed. If our dignity is to have power, we must hear our true name.

Homilies

Behold the Lamb of God

Behold the Lamb of God

As Lamb of God, Jesus’ sacrifice is effective not because it is bloody but because it is motivated by love. We are called to follow Jesus’ example.