Thoughts, Ideas, Sermons (Page 5)

Lent Sunday 3 A (March 15)

Who is Jesus?  The story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well gives us some answers. ( For the words of today’s Gospel, click here.) I will tell the story again and give some thoughts as we go through it. Jesus and his followers go through Samaria.  Samaria was not a very friendly place for Jews; it was even a little dangerous.  But Jesus wants to reach out to all people. So we have Jesus alone in Samaria.…

Lent Sunday 2 A (March 8)

The transfiguration, the disciples see the glory of Jesus. Today we have a very interesting gospel. ( For the words of the Gospel, click here.) Let us look at some of the people who are part of the story. First, look at the three friends of Jesus–Peter, James and John. What is their attitude? I don’t know; but I would like to use my imagination and think that they are tired. It’s been a long day; many people were coming…

Lent Sunday 1 A (March 1)

For Lent — prayer, fasting and helping others Wednesday was a special day–Ash Wednesday. It begins a special time of the year we call Lent. There are three things that people do during Lent: prayer, fasting, almsgiving. First, prayer. There are many ways of praying . One simple way is to think of doing it in four ways, spelling out the word “T A P S.” T for thanksgiving; A for ask; P for praise; S for sorry. Why pray?…