Tag: Fr. Charles Erlandson

Monday of Trinity 13, 2016 – Matthew 1

ShareMatthew 1 “Hello, I’m your host, Guy Smiley.  And now it’s time to play Fun with Genealogies, that wacky Bible trivia game in which our contestants try to see who can come up with the most creative way to stay awake while reading biblical genealogies.  Last week we had a woman who stapled her eyelids […]

August 21, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of 2nd Sunday after Trinity – Acts 12:1-24

ShareActs 12:1-24 There are many ways to re-tell the story of Acts 12, but I’d like to tell it as a kind of a fairy tale, even though it is a true one. Once upon a time, there was an Evil King who tried to usurp the throne of the True King.  This Evil King […]

June 7, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Lent 1 – John 9:1-23

ShareJohn 9:1-23 “I AM!” Jesus, being God, says.  I AM.  I exist.  I am the origin and source of all being.  I am the Creator and Sustainer of all reality.  I am before and after time and in time and outside of time.  I am the definition of love and beauty and truth and good. […]

February 14, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Monday of Epiphany 2 – John 3:14-21

ShareJohn 3:14-21 When did John 3:16 become the most famous verse in the Bible?  I’m not sure.  If you had to pick only one verse in the Bible to memorize, you probably couldn’t do better, although there are many others equally worthy. What I fear is that anyone would think that the verse is sufficient […]

January 17, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of Epiphany 1 – John 3:1-13

ShareJohn 3:1-13 I am the one who comes by night; I am the one who comes. Forgive me for having the cowardice to come by night, but please remember that I am one that comes to see and learn. Some will deride me, saying, “He is a teacher of the law and should know all […]

January 15, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Friday of Epiphany 1- John 2:13-25

ShareJohn 2:13-25 I love the fact that Jesus cleansed the Temple, and especially the fact that He made a whip of cords and overturned the tables and drove out the money changers from the Temple.  This single passage does more than perhaps any other passage to drive out of the Church the false images of […]

January 14, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of Epiphany 1 – John 2:1-12

ShareJohn 2:1-12 As we proceed through the season of Epiphany this year, it’s good for us to rehearse the origin and themes of the season.  Epiphany comes from a Greek word which means to appear or reveal.  Epiphany is one of the earliest of Christian holy days and dates from the 2nd century in its […]

January 13, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Wednesday of Epiphany 1 – John 1:35-51

ShareJohn 1:35-51 In this morning’s seemingly quiet lesson I see a mountain filled with thunder and lightning and earthquakes, for in this morning’s lesson I see Jesus Christ calling men to Himself to be His disciples: I see the beginning of the New Covenant, and I see Satan fall like lightning from the sky. John […]

January 12, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of Epiphany 1 – John 1:19-34

ShareJohn 1:19-34 Flannery O’Connor, the great Roman Catholic novelist of the 20th century, once said: “The novelist with Christian concerns will find in modern life distortions which are repugnant to him, and his problem will be to make these appear as distortions to an audience which is used to seeing them as natural; and he […]

January 11, 2016 | 0 Comments More

January 9 – Acts 28:23-31

ShareActs 28:23-31 God certainly does work in mysterious ways His wonders to perform! Exhibit A: St. Paul, who began life not as St. Paul but as Saul of Tarsus: Scourge of the Christians.  Only after a most unlikely cosmic smackdown did Saul become Paul.  But it’s not just St. Paul who reveals God’s mysterious way […]

January 8, 2016 | 0 Comments More