Starting with a story about some prisoners who were working on the walls of the prison when they discovered that the prison walls were not solid stone, but just painted to look like that. For over 100 years, no one tried to break the stones because of the illusion that it was stone. We live […]
Starting with a story about Linda Down, a woman with cerebral palsy, who wanted to run the New York marathon. She found her strength in the scriptures, including Philipians 4:13 - "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me". Using that story, Fr. Rankin spoke about an important part of the Gospel reading […]
Using the Gospel from Lazarus Saturday, Fr. Rankin reflected on the words of the crowds, disciples, Mary and Martha. Using this, Father spoke of how they journey of faith that each of them went on in this passage mirrors the same journey we are all going on in our faith journey.
Using the weeks theme of St. Mary of Egypt, Father spoke of four things: Culpability of sin and three sources of sin, The World, The Flesh and The Devil. Using excerpts from Counsel on The Holy Mountain, the following items were discussed: The Flesh - A holy ascetic was visited by a prostitute. She showed […]