The Writings of Deacon George Collins

                                                Homilies

Aging:  Full Text

"God made us to grow old, for aging is a special source of His grace.  Aging increases the dignity and fullness of our baptism."

Ash Wednesday Service:  Full Text

"When we open ourselves to the Lord, marvelous things can happen! "

Baptism of Jesus:  Full Text

"Of all the religious movements in Palestine on the eve of Christianity, none is more directly connected to Jesus than the ministry of John the Baptist."

Baptism, Light of the WorldFull Text

"Baptism is a sign of God’s unconditional LOVE, not a legal requirement that must be performed."

Beatitudes:  Full Text

"The Beatitudes reach their ultimate perfection in the risen Jesus.  The Jesus who is our example, who is our role model."

Becoming Real:  Full Text

"When God loves you for a long, long time it's not just a dream, for His love is real."

A Christian Father:  Full Text

"My brothers and cousins have never suffered.  We feel it resulted from Grandpa's heroic witness to his faith."

Deaconate:  Full Text

"The Deaconate is a ministry of service, but there can be no service without love, for it is only love that brings about service."

Fathers:  Full Text

"What kind of a harvester should a good father be? ... A man of integrity: a promise-keeper who fulfills his vow to love his wife all of his life."

Good  Samaritan:  Full Text

"The community of believers is where the treasury of faith exists."

Happy Mother's Day:  Full Text

"Did we ever consider how she may fret over the usefulness of her life?  Secrets she holds quietly in her heart."

Heaven:  Full Text

"At the sight of real truth, we will be measured."

Holy Trinity:  Full Text

"Trinity is the first in importance of all the truths of faith; it deals with God’s life as He is.  A perfection that boggles our minds."

Lost Goats:  Full Text

"How often do we think that what we do is so insignificant in the overall scheme of the world's transgressions that we will not be noticed.  God sees all things!"

Memorial Day:  Full Text

"The memory of love is what Memorial Day is all about."

Name:  Full Text

"What do you say the Eucharist is?  The bread of life.  No--no--no.  If your faith tells you it is the Son of God, now we’re getting somewhere."

Odyssey of the Grape:  Full Text

"What a wonderful destiny that the grape should become the medium by which God communicates grace and life to His people of faith."

PartnershipFull Text

"A new face for seduction is called partnership.  Working together is the new catch phrase to get around the separation of church and state."

Real Night before Christmas (poem):  Full Text

"Twas the night before Christmas and all through the Church..."

Redemption, Incarnation and Immaculate Conception:  Full Text

"The incarnation of a divine person was necessary because God demands full atonement for our sins."

Right to Life:  Full Text

"All sinfulness will never be destroyed in this world; yet the amount of goodness in this world is up to you."

Sin:  Full Text

"It takes courage to ask for forgiveness, it takes courage to be humble."

Socialism vs. Social Justice:  Full Text

"Truth becomes an obstruction to be eliminated under the guise of subjective equality for the masses."

That I May See:  Full Text

"The persistent cry of blind Bartimaeus stops Jesus in his tracks."

Thoughts on Infant Baptism:  Full Text

"Faith of the parents is the foundation upon which the child grows."

Torah and Haftorahs:  Full Text

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A Vision:  Full Text

"As I entered this church I became awestruck when I viewed the crucifix on the wall behind the altar..."