Tag: Glory

We Give Thanks, God Has Blessed Us With Another Priest. Congratulations, Fr. Andrew Kinstetter!

Nothing like an ordination to breath new life into a local Church.  The cathedral was full for today’s ordination of Rev. Andrew Kinstetter, and it was a beautiful celebration!  Pictures from the ceremony can be viewed here, and as always, I’m very grateful to Matt Potter for his photography skills.  Homily is below. Please join us in grateful prayer to God for the blessing of a new priest! Homily For Priesthood Ordination of Rev. Andrew Kinstetter, May 20, 2016 The Gospel selected for today (John 17:6, 14-19) gives us not only a beautiful teaching of Jesus, […]

What To Do When God’s Will Seems ‘Unreasonable?’

On this Second Sunday of Lent, our first reading continues from the Book of Genesis.  God tells Abraham “Take your son Isaac, your only one, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah.  There you shall offer him up as a holocaust on a height I will point out to you.”  (Genesis 22: 2)  This seems such an unreasonable request.  Some would define the request in harsher terms. But we must recall that God knows us better than we know ourselves. The first thing I think of is how clearly Abraham is in communication with […]

The Glory of the LORD

This Second Sunday of Lent we listen once again to the Gospel account of Jesus’ transfiguration.  As the Gospel acclamation was sung, and the deacon lifted the Book of the Gospels, I thought to myself: “We are fulfilling the command of God from the Gospel today.  This Gospel is Jesus, and we are listening to Him.” As the Gospel was proclaimed, I thought once again: “The Lord led Moses by a cloud by day and a column of fire by night.  God spoke to Moses from a burning bush, again when He gave Him the Ten […]

Let The LORD Enter, The King of Glory!

Let the Lord enter, he is the King of Glory!  Psalm 24 This seems to be the invitation to all of God’s people today, this Fourth Sunday of Advent.  It is clearly the invitation to the individuals of our readings today. King Ahaz, King of Judah, is facing an assault from two powerful nations.  He is trembling along with all the people of Judah at the threat before them.  The Prophet Isaiah approaches the King and tells him that God is willing to do anything for him, if he but have faith.  So, he is […]

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