Sunday of the Last Judgement

In today’s parable, Jesus says that when the Son of Man comes in His glory and sits upon His glorious throne, every individual person will give an account of his or her life at the end of the ages. The judgement will be on how we treated people; whether or not we did love our…

Prodigal Son Sunday

Today’s gospel teaches us that running away from God starts by feeling free and ends in utter misery — either in this life or the one to come. We were created to be filled with God. And if we run from Him, if we take our little earthly inheritance of time and money and energy…

Sunday 34 after Pentecost – The Publican and Pharisee

In today’s gospel, we are told about two men that are praying. One man, the Pharisee, tells God about all the good things in his life and raises himself above other men. The other man, the Publican, continuously asks for God’s mercy in his prayer. The simple message in this parable is about our attitude…

Sunday 33 after Pentecost – Zacchaeus Sunday

This Sunday marks the beginning of the first week of our preparation for the Great Lent, and today’s gospel tells us about repentance. Jesus Christ did not speak with Zacchaeus one on one, He did not read any prayer of absolution over him. There was no confession, but repentance did occur. A change took place…

Sunday 32 after Pentecost

Many people throughout history have misunderstood circumcision as a sign of membership in an ethnic race, and today’s gospel teaches us that since the beginning it had a religious, moral and universal character. We can read in the Old Testament: “The Lord your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to…

Sunday 30 after Pentecost

Today’s gospel tells us that Jesus was a human being as well as divine, a real person, born of a line of real people. What is more important for us, even the best of those listed in this genealogy were far from perfect. Wittingly or not, some of these people actually worked to oppose God’s…

Sunday 29 after Pentecost – Week of the Holy Forefathers

Today’s gospel is a parable about a king who sends servants to invite guests to his son’s marriage feast, but they make light of it and refuse to come. Our Lord ends this parable by the words “many are called but few are chosen”. We should understand the nature of the call in this parable….

Sunday 28 after Pentecost

Today’s Gospel tells us about ten wretched and forsaken men who had leprosy, a disease for which there was no cure. Everybody would have told them they were going to die, but they had enough faith and courage to ask Jesus for help. He said to them, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” They did…

Sunday 27 after Pentecost

In today’s gospel we have the story about a sick woman who was healed on the Sabbath day. The ruler of the synagogue was trying to defend and endorse the literal execution of the law and by doing that he called to obey not God’s law, but his own personal understanding of this law. The…

Sunday 26 after Pentecost

Today’s parable about a mindless rich man teaches us a very important lesson that a sudden death often comes upon a person, who “is not rich towards God.” “To be rich” here means that God expects us to use all those possessions, talents and abilities that He gives us, for exalting Him among people. Our…