Fr. Wiley describes the new testament commandment that we love Jesus enough to love one another.
Mtr. Sarah highlights how Tabitha's life teaches us that we, as followers of Christ, are to provide and care for one another.
Fr. Wiley points to the upside down logic of the Gospel; that Jesus is worthy not due to strength, but due to sacrificial power made perfect in weakness.
Mtr. Sarah contrasts the meaning behind belief and trust, and how that may inform our own faith.
Fr. Wiley proclaims that today our hope is infinite, our forgiveness is assured, and our freedom is won - Christ is alive!
Fr. Wiley remarks that just as one man's trespass led to condemnation for all, so one man's righteousness leads to justification and life for all.
Fr. Wiley invites us to follow Jesus all the way to the cross, to ask: what in our life needs to be crucified in Christ.
Mtr. Sarah reminds us that we practice these holy rituals in order to embody them and remember what it means to be in relationship with God and one another.
Mtr. Sarah calls out how we all have a part in the story of Holy Week.
Fr. Wiley discusses how Paul's life was immediately transformed when he decided to learn from his greatest failure.
Mtr. Sarah asks: when did we stop being amazed at the awesome stories of God's grace and mercy.
Mtr. Sarah reminds us that life is fragile and short, and that how we live our life today, matters.
Fr. Wiley comments on a God who is willing to stoop far below our standards that He might raise us up; that in our weakness, we find God's strength.
Fr. Wiley discusses how our spiritual disciplines are resistance training that help us overcome temptation, even when it comes as an easier way to accomplish our heart's desires.
Fr. Wiley discusses how knowing that death is guaranteed, should change the way we live our life.
Mtr. Sarah asks: what does your experience of God look like?
Fr. Wiley encourages us to go and tell others about the story of forgiveness and life everlasting.
Mtr. Sarah asks us if we can imagine a world in which the Kingdom of God is fully present here, now.
Fr. Wiley points out that our encounter with the faith of the Gospel is an encounter with the Living God.
Fr. Wiley advises that as we exercise our gifts, we must never forget that the purpose, the means, the ends of everything we do...is love.
Fr. Wiley encourages us to live into the fullness that God has created us to be, encouraging others to do the same.
Fr. Wiley shares that the gifts of the Spirit are how the power of God is made manifest in our lives and how the power of God makes a difference in the world.
Fr. Wiley asks why be filled with the Holy Spirit if not for the love and benefit of others.
On the First Sunday of Christmas, Fr. Wiley invites us to contemplate the mystery of the Word incarnate, and suggests that the only comprehensible detail about God might be his incomprehensibility.