The Gospel According to John – 2017.12.17 Prophetic Movements The reading for today is revisionist narrative. It does not represent the teaching of Jesus. It is false and propagandistic, it represents the worst tendencies of the early church to stifle dissent among its members and sweep its competitors, the followers of John among them, […]Read more "A Homily – John 1:6 – 8, 19 – 28 ©"
The Gospel According to Mark – 2017.12.10 Prophetic Movements If there ever was a prophet named Isaiah, he did not predict the coming of John and Jesus. We know that this is true, because we believe that God, the creator of the universe, created it in freedom, and nothing is determined. […]Read more "A Homily – Mark 1:1 – 8 ©"
The Gospel According to Matthew – 2017.12.03 Mindfulness, and the Way He calls us to diligence and mindfulness, to perpetual and continuous watchfulness. That is what it means to be in the way. The way of loving service is never ending, so long as we are engaged in it, we […]Read more "A Homily – Mark 13:33 – 37 ©"
The Gospel According to Matthew – 2017.11.26 Jesus is not a King The reading for today contains much of what is true, and much that is the false. Let us begin with this: Jesus is not a king, not an emperor. Jesus is brother, Jesus is friend. […]Read more "A Homily – Matthew 25:31 – 46 ©"
The Gospel According to Matthew – 2017.11.19 God is not a King, or a Banker, the Betrayal of the Church It is heartbreaking to see the teaching of Jesus betrayed so completely by the writers of the Gospels. The authors of Matthew, writing a hundred years or so after the death […]Read more "A Homily – Matthew 25:14 – 30 ©"
The Gospel According to Matthew – 2017.11.12 Betrayal This parable is a rank betrayal of the way. The writers and editors of Matthew’s gospel, did not understand the basic meaning of the most prevalent of Jesus’ teaching, which is that the last will be first and the first will be last. […]Read more "A Homily – Matthew 25:1 – 13 ©"
The Gospel According to Matthew – 2017.11.05 Love is the Law The way is one of humility. The way is a way of love. We may have an obligation to follow social norms, and it costs us nothing to be polite. There may be a leader in your community […]Read more "A Homily – Matthew 23:1 – 12 ©"