Father Phillip's sermon is offered in preparation for the Great Lent. After touching on 'love thy neighbor' he talks about alms giving as proof of love. He also shares with the congregation his 'behavioral' approach to alms giving, i.e. how to awaken the desire to give.
Father Phillip McCaffery's sermon on the parable of the prodigal son goes beyond the son's return, the reception by the father and the feast of joy. It starts with the day after and repentance's long way into Kingdom. Returning to the Father's house is easy compared to living there.