Sermons from February 2016

3rd Sunday of Lent English/Español

Sunday’s Readings: Exodus 3:1-8A, 13-15; Psalm 103:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8, 11; 1 Cor 10:1-6, 10-12; Luke 13:1-9 “I AM” Kindness and mercy are what the enslaved people of Israel needed, and they came in the form of deliverance. They came through a leader, Moses, who was once plucked from the Nile River and was now herding his father-in-law’s sheep in the […]

2nd Sunday of Lent English/Español

Sunday’s Readings: Genesis 15:5-12, 17-18; Psalms 27:1, 7-8, 8-9, 13-14; Philippians 3:17- 4:1; Luke 9:28-36 WE ARE TO BE TRANSFORMED Today’s showing forth of God’s glory is filled with a light that astonishes and reveals. Jesus transfigured on Mount Tabor energizes even the sleepy apostles, who see but cannot get hold of it. They can be forgiven for not apprehending the full meaning […]

1st Sunday of Lent- English / Español

Sunday’s Readings: Deuteronomy 26:4-10; Psalm 91:1-2, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15; Romans 10:8-13; Luke 4:1-13 JESUS AND THE DEVIL The devil tempted Jesus by quoting scripture, as today’s Gospel reminds us. Try a self-serving miracle. Try selling out. Try dazzling the audience; people are gullible, after all. Try all these easy ways. The tempter tries to urge Jesus onto the slippery slope, attempts […]

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time English / Español

Sundays Readings: Isaiah 6:1-2, 3-8; Psalm 138:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 7-8; Corinthians 15:1-11; Luke 5:1-11 HOLY, HOLY, HOLY! “Holy, holy, holy!” Ancient languages, like the Hebrew used in the scriptures, did not always have a way to express superlatives in one word. Isaiah could not say God was “holiest,” so he used the threefold repetition of […]