Symbols of Hope

We enter this holiest of weeks highlighing two powerful Christian symbols of hope:  the palm branch and the cross.  Though very different – one used to exalt, the other used to disparage – both in their own way have become for Christians striking symbols of hope.  In fact, we might call Palm Sunday a Liturgy of Hope. 

Saying no to ‘prodigal’ anger

Holding onto a grudge?  Feeling unappreciated?  Mad because life is unfair?  Nurturing a hurt from a long time ago?   If you’re experiencing a little ‘prodigal’ anger, learn a lesson from the prodigal son and his father.

Hope in Suffering

Homily for the 3rd Sunday of Lentby Deacon Scott Gilfillan It seems like everyone I’ve met this week is going through some kind of trial.  One is having problems with …