Sermons by “Fr. John Sundara”
What does it mean for God to say that the Church is Holy, if it is filled with sinners like you and me? Why does God continue to love us even though we sin? The line in the Nicene Creed that says, “we believe in One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church” is not just about what the Church is, but also a declaration about how much God loves his Church.
Why did Jesus say that it would be better for him to go away and instead send us the Holy Spirit? In what way can this actually change our lives?
Idolatry is not something that people did millennia ago, but something we still do today. We are just more sophisticated about it. Idols however give us broken promises. But the true God gives us something better—his Son’s broken body.
The tale of the two prophets, Elijah and Elisha, is really the story of Jesus and us, where God shows us that he is always God, that he is always faithful, and that he always saves.
In this world of suffering, we walk by faith that God did not leave Jesus in the grave, and God does not leave us in our suffering. Rather, God has prepared a resurrected body for in heaven. This is what it means to walk by faith, and not by sight.