Sunday 15 after Pentecost

Today’s Gospel summarizes our whole faith: ‘Love God and love your neighbour as yourself’. Unfortunately, we are so accustomed to hearing these words that we sometimes forget what they mean. First of all, we must believe in a God Who is the Creator of all things. It is no use believing in a god who…

Sunday 14 after Pentecost

In today’s gospel we hear the words ‘Many are called, few are chosen’. We can see a lot of half-empty and totally abandoned churches around us and if we ask those who do not come to church why, they will give various answers. Some hide behind excuses, which mean that their faith is not a…

Sunday 13 after Pentecost

Today’s parable about the vineyard is not only a strong rebuke of the Jews, because of their rejection of the Messiah, but also a pattern for how to live. It applies to us, who are wicked if we do not do the work that we are called to do in the vineyard. God has given…

Sunday 12 after Pentecost

Today in the Gospel, we hear the story of the young man who came to Jesus to ask Him, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” Addressing Jesus as a mere man, however ‘good,’ he asks Jesus a question that only God can ultimately answer. Jesus proceeds to give the man instruction,…

Sunday 11 after Pentecost

Today’s gospel reminds us that we have a merciful God that is ready to forgive our trespasses. All we need to do for that is to humble ourselves and ask for forgiveness. Our pride gets in the way of our forgiveness because we, driven by our self will, think that we can solve all of…

Sunday 10 after Pentecost

In today’s Gospel, our Lord Jesus Christ teaches us that our faith is similar to a grain: though it is primarily tiny, it is alive, and it must eventually grow and develop, and never freeze or stop in one place. Christ tells us also about  prayer and fasting as the most powerful means to strengthen…

Sunday 9 after Pentecost

In today’s Gospel, we can find the amazing demonstration of Christ’s power over the laws and the elements of nature. We see the apostles tossed about on the sea, the waves and the wind making them much afraid, and in addition, Christ comes walking to them on the storm-tossed waves. They assume He’s a ghost,…

Sunday 7 after Pentecost

Today’s gospel makes it clear that Christ’s work on earth was threefold: to teach, to preach and to heal. Our Lord did all of this out of His love for mankind. His love meets with our faith so that there may be the miracle of salvation. Each time Christ performs the miracle of healing He…

Sunday 6 after Pentecost

In today’s gospel we see the difference between two types of paralysis: physical and spiritual. Being paralyzed physically we want to do something, but either our hand or our foot does not move. But being spiritually paralyzed we want to fulfill a commandment of Christ, and yet we cannot; something is interfering, something is holding…

Sunday 5 after Pentecost

In the Gospel story of the Gergesine demoniacs we see a wild, violent and frightening example of the power of sin. Everyone in this story, with the exception of Jesus, was afraid. The demoniacs were afraid and the townspeople were afraid. Evidently, this atmosphere of fear was a focus of life in the region. It…