All through Holy Week Fr. Keith has been reflecting on these events through the lens of the Feasts of Israel. In his Good Friday message he reflects on how Jesus inaugurates a New Covenant with God’s people and this covenant is sealed with his blood.
When Jesus sits down and has his final meal with his disciples before his crucifixion, he is doing much more than having a “last meal.” In this Passover meal Jesus injects new meaning that transitions the Jewish Passover meal of Exodus into the Christian Last Supper for the Forgiveness of Sins. When we eat the […]
The story of Palm Sunday is another enigmatic day. We have two Gospels, the Palm Gospel when we reflect on the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, and then the main Gospel which highlights the rejection of Jesus by the same crowds who acclaimed him earlier in the week, and his resultant crucifixion. Why this […]
In John 7:53-8:12 there is an enigmatic story of Jesus and a woman caught in the act of adultery. Despite this almost certainly not being a part of Johns original gospel it is a fascinating story, and one that demands our attention. Here Fr. Keith draws on Pope Benedicts reflection on eros and agape to […]
Luke 9:28-36. In another familiar passage, the Transfiguration, Fr. Keith explores how this event in the life of Jesus is not only instructive for who Jesus is, but who we are, and our ultimate destination.
Luke 4:1-13. In this familiar passage on the Temptation of Jesus, Fr. Keith explores temptations, or testings in our day, and how the testing of Jesus in Luke can help us in our daily life especially in Lent.
In this sermon Fr Keith reflects on the Wedding in Cana of Galilee. He reflects on the strangeness of the account, but how it is vital to understand this as part of John’s strategy for revealing Jesus not as a miracle worker but as the long awaited Messiah of Israel.
What does the message of the Magi have for us here in the 21st Century? Fr. Keith Explores this ancient story and discovers there are a surprising number of applications for today.
The Holy Family is a model for our earthly families and how we relate to God. The Holy family worshipped God together, and so we need to as well. It does not do well to separate the family into their constituent parts, children and parents, and deal with them separately. We need to have a […]
In Genesis is the ideal of relationships, the man and the woman and God in the midst. In the birth of Jesus we have the holy family, the man, and the woman and god in the midst. When we deviate from this ideal we run into all sorts of strife. The world needs to hear […]