Nov 2022
Today You Will Be With Me in Paradise

Fr Michael Rasicci’s homily for the 24th (Last) Sunday after Pentecost, 11/20/2022 (Christ the King Sunday)–Calvary Episcopal Church, Batavia, IL Jesus Christ, the King of the Universe, is crucified between two thieves. One of the thieves believes in Jesus Christ and asks him to remember him when he gets to Paradise.  Jesus tells him, “Today you will be with Me in Paradise.” Through our baptism, we, too, join Jesus in Paradise.  We need to remember that we follow him and not to “crown ourselves”–being too much aware of our own wants and......

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Jul 2022
Hospitality in the Presence of God--Being Present With Him

In today's Gospel (Luke 10), Jesus is visiting two sisters, Mary and Martha. Mary was sitting at the feet of Jesus, listening to every word. Martha was distracted by household hospitality. She asked Jesus to have Mary go to the kitchen to help. Jesus replied that Mary had made the best choice and that that would not be taken away from her....

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