Real Life Christianity with Deacon John Lozano
What does God enjoy?

What does God enjoy?

April 28, 2021

In this Sunday Homily Deacon John looks at vulnerability, God's enjoyment, and the highest expression of Love.

Let's first consider how often we attach a "But" to love... "I love you BUT"... "He/She loves me BUT". From this consideration we can begin to see the gulf between conditional love and unconditional love. 

 

Three places we meet God

Three places we meet God

April 13, 2021

How do we encounter the risen Jesus today? The story on the road to Emmaus unlocks three ways. 

Don’t start what you can’t finish

Don’t start what you can’t finish

April 7, 2021

"Checking out" or "Stepping back" How strong and often is the desire to do this with following God? Especially when you do not feel God's presence?

Only those we love can truly hurt us

Only those we love can truly hurt us

April 2, 2021

Jesus loved Judas, in doing so he allowed his heart to suffer because he allowed himself to love. The suffering of the human heart is the deepest of all sufferings.

Seeing beyond what is before us

Seeing beyond what is before us

March 29, 2021

A reading to the early Christians who faced deadly persecution. This community, with God in them, found themselves doing infinitely more than they or we could imagine. 

 

 

 

A man born blind… much like us!

A man born blind… much like us!

March 22, 2021

Deacon John gives us a practical guide to gaining spiritual sight. 

“Jesus you’re insulting us”

“Jesus you’re insulting us”

March 15, 2021

Jesus is not always nice. Some portraits of Jesus have him with fair skin, shampooed hair and an emotionless expression. But in the gospels at times he is insulting, particularly against religious leaders. 

At every moment there is something more at work

At every moment there is something more at work

March 10, 2021

There are healthy and unhealthy expectations. The Christian life calls us to a healthy and practical expectation of things that are coming to us all whether we want them to or not. 

Good things and challenging things come to us. God's love and grace comes to us. It is best to be found awake, rather than asleep, when it all comes. 

Playing mind games with God

Playing mind games with God

March 3, 2021

In this story, religious scholars test Jesus, try to out think him, trap him and play mind games with him.  

The God that stays up all night

The God that stays up all night

February 23, 2021

God waits, chooses, and calls people to himself. Often, unremarkable people are chosen. These people are the actual building materials of his kingdom. Who are they? 

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