Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time by Barbara Zeman

Homily Date: 

Sun, 02/23/2014

Today’s readings are at the core of the message Jesus brought to the world.  They articulate the way home to God in simple … clear terms.  “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

          These words have rolled over the tongues of preachers for over 2 millennia and yet they still keep coming back to haunt us.  They speak to an understanding of the divine that seems to be just out of reach of implementation.  Why?

Just Do It by Barbara Zeman for the Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily Date: 

Sun, 10/06/2013

Just do it.  I am certain that you all have heard or seen those three words plastered all over shoes for well over 25 years. JUST DO IT is a trademark of the shoe company Nike, and one of the core components of Nike's brand. The “Just Do It” campaign launched in 1988 was one of the top two taglines of the 20th century with it being both “universal and intensely personal”.  But where did this idea come from? And, what does it mean?

 

Homily by Rosa G. Manriquez for the Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily Date: 

Sun, 09/15/2013

Good evening. And thank you for your hospitality and the opportunity to share my thoughts concerning today’s readings. My name is Rosa Manriquez and I live in East Los Angeles. But I’ll tell you more about myself later in this homily.

 

Within these scriptures, there are themes concerning community, family and love. They also touch on the subjects of sin and what is considered precious.

 

Blessing for the Rising of the Dead by Jan L. Richardson

Homily Date: 

Sun, 06/09/2013

Our presider, Reverend Mary Ramsden, offered this poem by by Jan L. Richardson as a reflection on the Gospel reading from St. Luke and the readings from Kings and the Letter to the Galatians:

Blessing for the Raising of the Dead

This blessing

does not claim

to raise the dead.

It is not so audacious

as that.

But be sure

it can come

and find you

if you think yourself

beyond all hope,

beyond all remedy;

if you have

laid your bones down

in your exhaustion

Easter Sunday

Homily Date: 

Sun, 03/31/2013

 

Luke 24: 1-12

On the first day of the week, at early dawn, the women came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in, they did not find the body of Jesus.

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