Sermons on Luke 18:9-14

Trinity 11 – Sympathy for the Tax Collector

His grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain. 1 Cor 15:11 Last week we entered a new stage in our readings and reflection on the life of growing in holiness in Trinity season.  We have changed from focusing on the purifying of our passions to the illumination of our souls with grace. Last week the Gospel was about Jesus coming into the Temple to purify it and to teach daily in it. …

Trinity 11 – Not in vain

His grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain. 1 Cor 15:10 Last week Peter outlined some stages we are going through in our spiritual life – stages outlined from Scripture and widely agreed upon in the Church’s tradition – purgation (both a cleansing and reordering of our desires by grace), illumination (the greater inflow of grace that is possible as we mature in Christ) leading to union with God (where our thoughts, words…