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.
April 13, 2021
How do we encounter the risen Jesus today? The story on the road to Emmaus unlocks three ways.
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?
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.
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.
March 22, 2021
Deacon John gives us a practical guide to gaining spiritual sight.
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.
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.
March 3, 2021
In this story, religious scholars test Jesus, try to out think him, trap him and play mind games with him.
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?