Sermons by Dcn. Rod Rowlands

Don’t Be a Distracted Disciple

We all know the dangers of distracted driving. Many scholars agree with Luke’s message of Jesus communicating commitment and discipleship. We can’t be distracted disciples. Jesus is on a mission fully dedicated and focused on the will of His Father and this often found Him rejected. Jesus rebukes James and John for being distracted. When we try to follow Jesus and still…

Epiphany

Do we feel the joy and peace of the magi who searched for the son of God so many years ago? I believe you can. Why? Because their route is our route too! In our hearts we follow a star, the sign of salvation and life. We, too, hunger for what they hunger for: peace…

Stay with us Lord

In today’s Gospel, there are overtones of what we have been experiencing these past weeks. Just as it evokes many different emotions, we can only imagine how Jesus’ followers were feeling after Jesus’ death on the cross. They are feeling lost, confused and probably very empty. They are filled with many questions. All of us…

Facing Challenges

The transfiguration is one of the mysteries that reveals to the three apostles the divinity of Jesus Christ and is reinforced by the voice of God with the words “This is my son, listen to Him.” As they came back down the mountain, it must have been very difficult to keep to themselves something so…

The Presentation

Todays feast, the Presentation, marks 40 days after Christ was born in Bethlehem. It marks the first time Jesus goes to the temple where he will meet his people. According to the law Joseph and Mary were required to take Jesus to the temple to serve two purposes. Firstly, for the redemption of the first…