The gospel lesson that you just heard was vintage Jesus Christ – pure faith and pure, hopeful truth , yet a teaching with rhythms alien to our ears –( a phrase Robert Frost liked to employ) - espec
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A scientist friend of mine sent some very recent research articles on studies of the human brain and how it works in relation to things religious and prayerful.
A quick story about a short exchange between friends: He was in his late 20’s. He was looking for work. His wife had recently given birth to their first baby.
It is Trinity Sunday in the season of The Holy Spirit (Pentecost) in the Episcopal Church
(Note to a reader of this sermon, read over Luke 18:9-14 and Matthew 13:54 – 58 first.
I love it; I just love it when the New Testament gospel reading for a given Sunday morning reflects the Good News OF Jesus - not just the news ABOUT Jesus.
“I am the vine, you are the branches and God is the vineyard owner and grower. By this God is glorified, that we bear good fruit” John 15
What a great story from the gospel of Luke. It’s the story of an encounter with Christ not in heaven, but on earth—not in theory but in reality.
“By Your Endurance you will gain your souls--Do not be weary in doing what is right”
The disciples weren’t just afraid, they were terrified.