June 10, 2018 -
Graduation Sunday is related to Missions Sunday and a reminder of what we call Discipleship Sunday.
June 03, 2018 -
Throughout the New Testament, the early Christians use to call every believer a saint. Why? Because it was a reminder that every baptized believer is suppose to live a holy life.
May 20, 2018 -
The “unthinkable has happened” was how one government official responded to the latest school shooting in Sante Fe, Texas this past week. And yet, is it really “unthinkable?” Unfortunately, as a parent of four school age children, we realize that these horrific, mass killings are NOT so unthinkable anymore.
May 13, 2018 -
The angelic presence and influence of a sincere, Christian mother! Maybe no influence on earth can impact a child in the same way! The writer Emerson once said 'People are what their mothers make them.'
May 06, 2018 -
As we celebrate Godparents and Grandparents Sunday, we need to highlight the extremely crucial role that godparents and grandparents can play in the village that is looking out for our children.
April 29, 2018 -
Today I offered a "Teaching Liturgy" in Church. I was trying to help our parishioners better understand the Divine Liturgy, learn how to participate more fully in their worship, and meet and encounter our Living God through our worship.
April 27, 2018 -
Tragedy in God’s eyes is not a young death, but a life not lived to its God-given potential, a life not dedicated to God and lived for God.
April 27, 2018 -
I have to be honest and tell you that this was only the THIRD time in my life I’ve ever been to Church. It was interesting, though, and I really did learn something new.” When I answered him what he learned, he surprised me by saying, “I never knew that Jesus rose from the dead!”
April 08, 2018 -
The Muslim mother was extremely touched by the life of Christ, especially when Jesus resurrected from the death, and asked her son, “Is that really true? Did Jesus actually rise from the dead?” But before my student could give an answer, his atheistic father sarcastically laughed, “That’s all a fairy tale, a myth. Simply a story for children to believe. Who has ever heard of someone rising from the dead? Ridiculous!”
April 01, 2018 -
The power of hope. Even in the worst situation, when people struggle under the most extreme situations where they face the darkness and evil of life, we humans hold on to hope. That is a lifeline to those who suffer, hoping that a better day awaits them!
March 25, 2018 -
Obedience. Not a very popular notion for many people. How many of us like to obey others?
March 18, 2018 -
When we look around at the world every day, think about the craziness of our society, and realize how many people have turned away from God and His ways, what do we think? Many people are even wondering whether we are living in the end times?
March 11, 2018 -
The Cross is not a burden to be carried and endured, but a source of power and strength to give us hope and to guide us in how to live our lives!
March 04, 2018 -
We are all broken in some ways. We are all sick. We are all in need of help from a healer.
February 25, 2018 -
My parish is my universe? Or The universe is my parish?
February 18, 2018 -
We cannot journey closer towards God if we are not ready to forgive one another. Lent is a time of reconciling with those from whom we have distanced ourselves. A first concrete step we should take in our Lenten journey is a step towards anyone for whom we have anger, or bitterness or hatred.
February 04, 2018 -
Mercy is opposed to justice… As a grain of sand cannot counterbalance a great quantity of gold, so in comparison God’s use of justice cannot counterbalance His mercy.
January 28, 2018 -
"More blessed is the person who has sinned and knows he has sinned and repents, then the person who has not sinned and thinks himself righteous."
January 21, 2018 -
What do we seek after in life? Well, if we look at how we spend our time, we can get an idea of what we seek after.
January 14, 2018 -
Extremism seems to be on the rise in America, and this can come in many dangerous forms. Right-wing extremism, as well as left-wing extremism. Religious extremism along with atheist extremism. How many of us would like to be labeled an extremist?