“Jesus invites us to carry the garbage of life up that hill, to die with him, and to be raised up triumphantly and joyfully like him.”
2nd Sunday in Lent
by Paul Kadrmas
Grace and Peace to you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.
What on earth are we supposed to do with today’s Gospel?
First, Jesus starts telling his disciples that he is going to be killed brutally. Peter doesn’t like it one bit and tells Jesus off.
Jesus answers by saying,... more»
First Sunday in Lent
February 22, 2015
1 Peter 3:18-22
My daughter Solvei is studying for a semester at Tromsø University in Norway. The town is located way up north… above the Arctic Circle. That means, in the middle of winter, it is dark in the morning, and dark at night… and pretty much dark in between.
There is a sense in which the ministry of Jesus is like that too.
In today’s Gospel reading, we once again hear about the beginning of Jesus’ public... more»
Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany
February 8, 2015
For nearly 20 years, I have gotten great joy from participating in a competitive adult hockey league. In addition to playing, I also, along with a few others, help coordinate and manage the league.
We work very hard to make it a good league that provides older guys like myself with an opportunity to enjoy great exercise, and friendship, and to share our love of hockey. Pretty much everyone who participates in the... more»
Third Sunday after Epiphany
January 25, 2015
In today’s gospel lesson, Mark tells the story of the calling of the disciples Andrew, Peter, James and John. He has a rather peculiar way of telling the story. It is extremely brief. It races through a very critical and intriguing moment in Jesus’ ministry at a breathless pace. With two simple sentences he relates each set of brothers’ stories. Jesus tells them to follow him… and they leave everything... more»