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Hating your life - Sep 8, 2019
Father Rob preaches on Luke 15:1-10. If Jesus wants us to love one another, why does he tell us to hate our father, mother, family, and even our life? And if we have to “give up all our possessions” to follow him, which one do we give up first? Luke 15:1-10: All the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to Jesus. And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.” So he told them this parable: “Which one of you,...
Invite the Poor - September 1, 2019
Father Ryan Preaches on Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16, and Luke 14:1, 7-14 where we are advised, "Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it." Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 - Let mutual love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it. Remember those who are in prison, as though you were in prison with them; those who are being tortured, as though you...
Jesus doesn't like families - Aug 18, 2019
Fr. Rob preaches on Luke 12:49-56, where he describes how Jesus’ love separates us from the false peace and death-dealing habits of our human families in order to transform us into the family – the people -- of God. Luke 12:49-56: Jesus said, “I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and what stress I am under until it is completed! Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but...
The Sabbath is for Loose Fish - Aug 25, 2019
Father Rob preaches on Luke 13:10-17 - where Jesus redefines the purpose of the Sabbath and the synagogue/church as the hour and the site of the New Creation. Luke 13:10-17: Now Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight. When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said, “Woman, you are set free from your ailment.” When he...
Being Rich is Absurd - Aug 4, 2019
Father Ryan Pollock preaches on Luke 12:13-21, and Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-23: Luke 12:13-12: Someone in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.” But he said to him, “Friend, who set me to be a judge or arbitrator over you?” And he said to them, “Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.” Then he told them a parable: “The land of a rich man produced...