SQUANDERING THE LORD’S MERCY

dishonest-stewardThis homily, based on Luke 16:1-13, was delivered on 22 September 2013.

Our Lord was notorious for his parables. His stories were powerful because they were vivid, but to the original audience, they must have been also quite provocative. Just last Sunday, we heard three parables, one after the other, stories that are really more controversial than we give them credit for today.  Continue reading SQUANDERING THE LORD’S MERCY

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THE FURTHER

This homily was delivered on 16 September 2013 based on Luke 7:1-10

The Centurion's Servant 1914 by Sir Stanley Spencer 1891-1959I made the mistake the other night of watching a horror film. It was “Insidious (Part 1). ” As I expected, after the movie, my imagination ran wild every time I found myself in a long corridor or dark corner.  The movie is about the souls of the dead who are desperately waiting to occupy the bodies of the living, and in the movie, they’re depicted as wandering lost in this heaven-forsaken dimension which the psychic in the film mysteriously calls the “Further.” Continue reading THE FURTHER