Monthly Archives: November 2008

Thanksgiving 2008

On behalf of the parish of Holy Redeemer and myself, I wish each of you a happy Thanksgiving, filled with genuine gratitude. By coming into the Presence of God today, you are recognizing the reality that giving thanks to God … Continue reading

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New Heart, New Eyes

There are people who separate the world into two parts and those who do not.  It’s common in political life to separate “us” from “them”, but politicians aren’t the only people who divide the world into parts: we have the … Continue reading

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What are we doing?

Today we hear the classic parable of the talents, and the way Matthew tells it, the setting for this parable is the Mount of Olives. Jesus is talking with his disciples, giving them final advice before he joins them in … Continue reading

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It’s About the Oil

The Gospel story about the 10 bridesmaids is a weird little parable and I have to admit that I’ve struggled with this homily all week.  Supposedly, God’s kingdom is like ten young bridesmaids who took oil lamps and went out … Continue reading

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All Souls Day: Singing the Song

Choice plays a large role during the course of our lives, but it had nothing to do with our getting here in the first place. We didn’t choose to be born.  We didn’t choose our parents and we didn’t choose … Continue reading

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