Gospel of St. Matthew 14:22-33 Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, but by this time the boat, battered by the waves, was far…

If you want to really know a person, you’ve got to spend time with them – and look beyond the surface. In late summer of 1988, I was sent by the Bishop of New Jersey to serve a parish as a Deacon in Atlanta, Georgia. I moved to Atlanta knowing not one soul. So, one of my personal goals upon arriving was to make new fri…

Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 31 Jesus put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; 32 it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its…

From the Book of Genesis 22:1-18 22After these things God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.”  2 He said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains that I shall show you.” 3 So Abraha…

Gospel of Matthew 10:24-39 24“A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a slave above the master; 25it is enough for the disciple to be like the teacher, and the slave like the master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his household! 26“So have no fear of them…

Proper 6A Matthew 9:35-10:8 Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. T…

Gospel: St. Matthew 28:16-20 The eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, bapti…

TODAY is PENTECOST. We celebrate the gift of God’s Holy Spirit. In our scripture readings for today, we heard how this Holy Spirit of God creates and renews the face of the earth. We listened as Jesus breathed the Holy Spirit upon his disciples on that Resurrection Sunday. And, we are encouraged by the gumption given b…

John 14:15-21 Jesus said, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and he will…

One of the least favorite things I enjoy is shopping for cereal. The cereal aisle in most grocery stores seems endless. Boxes of cereal are stacked from just above ground level to towering 10 feet in the air. And, while my taste buds are tempted by the variety, suspicion of genetically modified foods, bleached flour, b…

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