Sermons tagged with ‘suffering’

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What Makes Life Beautiful


Third Sunday of Easter, Year C 1 May 2022 Acts 9:1-6, (7-20) Psalm 30 Revelation 5:11-14 John 21:1-19   Wednesday of this past week marked Yom HaShoah, the day when Jews remember the holocaust. While I was born well after the war, I have always known the holocaust to be part of my history as […]

God’s Life With Us


Baptism of the Lord, Year C 9 January 2022 Isaiah 43:1-7 Psalm 29 Acts 8:14-17 Luke 3:15-17, 21-22   You may have seen the cartoon of Moses as a boy, sitting in the bathtub, parting the waters, much to the frustration of his mother who is trying to bathe him. The cartoon turns Moses into […]

In the Midst of Things We Cannot Understand …


Proper 7 (12), Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Year B 20 June 2021 Job 38:1-11 Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 Mark 4:35-41 When Elias died last year we knew that our life would never be the same again. We had an inkling of an on-setting pandemic then but were too preoccupied with our loss to […]

Where Faithful Discipleship May Lead


Second Sunday in Lent, Year B 28 February 2021 Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 Psalm 22:23-31 Romans 4:13-25 Mark 8:31-38   That the apostle Peter has difficulty with Jesus’ announcement of his suffering and death shouldn’t surprise us since it’s not exactly our idea of a great time either. I mean, who wouldn’t go to great lengths […]

Heirs of the Kingdom


Proper 22 (27), Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Year A 4 October 2020 Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20 Psalm 19 Philippians 3:4b-14 Matthew 21:33-46   There is an allegorical reading of our passage that says that God is the owner of the vineyard, the son is Jesus, and the tenants are Israel. It is a highly unlikely […]