“Perfect Harmony” (September 4, 2016: Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost–Proper 18C)

This sermon was preached on September 4, 2016 at the 8:30am Rite II, 11:00am Rite II, and 6:00pm Rite I Eucharists at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Lafayette, Louisiana. Collect: Grant us, O Lord, to trust in You with all our hearts; for, as You always resist the proud who confide in their own strength, so YouContinue reading ““Perfect Harmony” (September 4, 2016: Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost–Proper 18C)”

“Matters of the Heart” (August 17, 2014: The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 15A)–The Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Lafayette, Louisiana)

“…Great is your faith!”—Matthew 15.28[i] In the Name of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Amen!  In reference to today’s Gospel lesson, a classmate of mine from seminary had this to say in a Facebook status update: “I have a theory that people are so uncomfortable with this upcoming Sunday’sContinue reading ““Matters of the Heart” (August 17, 2014: The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 15A)–The Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Lafayette, Louisiana)”