Oh, You Shouldn’t Have!

(A Not-So-Nice Homily for Christmas) Delivered Christmas 2019 Relations, sparing no expense’llSend some useless old utensil,Or a matching pen and pencil.“just the thing I need! how nice!”It doesn’t matter how sincere itIs, nor how heartfelt the spirit,Sentiment will not endear it,What’s important is the price. “A Christmas Carol” –Tom Lehrer–

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Caribbean Cruise

In Remembrance of the Faithful Departed But, as it is written, “Eye has not seen or ear heard, nor has it entered into the heart of man, what things God has prepared for those who love him.” –1 Corinthians 2:9–             One cold February morning, I received a photograph in

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Veterans to the Rescue:

The Wisdom of Father Eric Bergman, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Saint Gertrude the Great In fact, the hour is coming when everyone who kills you will think he is offering worship to God. –John 16:2–            Father Eric Bergman, also a literal father of nine children, had been an Episcopalian priest.  He,

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Three Signs of Sanity

A Meditation for Independence Day 2020 To watch Fr. Ezaki’s Video of this Homily click here At that time Jesus said in reply, “I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them

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Compassion: The Fuel of Altruism

But a Samaritan traveler who came upon him was moved with compassion at the sight. –Luke 10:33–             Today when people discuss American history, it has become fashionable to mention all sorts of atrocities, real or imagined.  Very few, however, discuss one of our country’s greatest endeavors, the Marshall Plan. 

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