Jan 2024
Follow Me--I will make you fishers of men

In today's Gospel reading, (Mark 1: 14-20) and in Luke 5: (1-11), Jesus demonstrates His gifts and calls His disciples to him. They immediately leave what they were doing and follow him. How are we letting go of what preoccupies us and follow where Christ calls us to go, to do what Christ calls us to do, to be what Christ calls us to be?...

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Jul 2022
"Jesus Teaches Persistent Prayer"--7th Sunday after Pentecost

Fr Mark Tusken’s homily for the 7th Sunday after Pentecost, 07/24/2022, at Calvary Episcopal Church, Batavia, IL. In today’s Gospel (Luke 11), His disciples ask Jesus how to pray. He shares with them the format for the Lord’s Prayer, then offers a parable of a person knocking on a neighbor’s door in the middle of the night to get some food to share with an unexpected guest. Ask, Seek, and Knock persistently and God will reward you. Mark adds the parable about the persistent widow (Luke 18) to whom an unjust judge......

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