Co-create with the Divine…what a beautiful image on Mother’s Day. The opposite of love is fear. In the last four years have we not seen this to be true? Have we not seen fear surface again and again? Islamophobia is the dislike of or prejudice against Islam or Muslims, especially as a political force. Racism […]Read more "Homily 6th Sunday of Easter: Mother’s Day Co-Creators with the Divine"
The late Roger Karban stated about modern Christians that, “We have specific rules and regulations we’re expected to follow, clear-cut dogmas to which we’re committed to adhere. Our first century Christian authors, on the other hand, were part of a movement, not members of an institution. Instead of following definitive rules, regulations and dogmas, they […]Read more "Today’s Homily: Oneness to All that Is"
Hello! Today is a very significant day in the lives of all of us. Without today, none of us are here. Without today, none of us know each other as members of Sophia. Without today, none of us enjoy the freedom and nourishment that Sophia offers. And this is all because Mary Ann took the […]Read more "Remembering Mary Ann on the Anniversary of her Ordination to the Priesthood"
It is said that “Jesus came to disturb the comfortable and to comfort the disturbed.” What does this mean in light of today’s readings and today’s Feast of the Good Shepherd? Jesus came to help people see with new eyes. To those who were comfortable in their thoughts, he wanted to open their eyes to […]Read more "Today’s Homily: Let’s Be Disturbed"
Hello! Today we remember Claire who was ordained a priest this day in 2016. Claire stepped forward to serve our community after Mary Ann’s transition to a new life in 2014. Even before Claire was ordained she served our community in many ways; providing annual calendars and setting the altar every Sunday for Mary Ann […]Read more "Remembering Claire on the Anniversary of the Ordination to the Priesthood"
Hello Sophia Community! Today we had a guest homilist – Rob Goodman. Rob and Mary Goodman joined Sophia within the last year. We are so fortunate to have them as members. Rob graciously accepted an invitation to provide a homily and chose this week. I hope you enjoy his homily as much as we all […]Read more "Today’s Homily: 3rd Week of Easter"
And yet another Mass Shooting takes place in America. This country has more Mass Shootings in a week than most countries have in a year. Let me repeat. This country has more Mass Shootings in a week than most countries have in a year! How do guns make us more safe? How does the gun […]Read more "Gun Violence: Enough is Enough!"
It all begins with Peace. The writers of the Gospels have Jesus address his followers with greetings of Peace during the Resurrection appearances. Today’s Gospel is no exception. I am reminded of the Genesis creation myth when the Hebrew God created the world in six days. After each day, the Hebrew God said, “and it […]Read more "Homily: Peace – The Original Blessing"
In Disney’s Beauty and The Beast, Belle’s opening song is a song about longing for something more. It is a desire for reaching and understanding that there must be something greater than what Belle sees before her in her daily life. It is a song of longing for a different way and a better way. […]Read more "Easter Homily: There Must be Something More"