Smelling the Fragrance of Beauty – A Sermon On John 12:1-8

"Spring fragrance" by César Poyatos is marked with CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. I want to think with you today about poverty and that last line from today’s gospel (John 12:1-8) in which Jesus says, “You always have the poor with you, but you do not…

Beauty, Hope, and Repentance – A Sermon on Matthew 3:1-12, Advent 2A

Matthew 3:1-12, Advent 2A If last week’s gospel (Matthew 24:36-44) called us to wake up and be watchful of the worlds within us and around us, then this week's gospel (Matthew 3:1-12) calls us to respond. “Repent, for the kingdom of…

An Eye for Beauty – A Sermon on Luke 9:28-43

Luke 9:28-43 When have you recently experienced beauty? What are some of your most beautiful experiences? Before you answer let me explain what I am asking. I am not asking when you saw something you thought was beautiful. I am…

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