“Your face they said was as hard as flint–not to be assuaged from your intent. Who would have blamed you for changing tactics, circling around coming at things a different way Surely not Judas, nor probably I.” Bob Toohey from Falling Forward As I write this post, I am looking forward to celebrating Passion/Palm SundayContinue reading “Triduum — the Three Days”
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On Being Woke!
“Creation groans and is in agony. We, called to free her, are her doom. God created and all was good, but God gave her to us to mind. Now she labors nearly in vain, yet not without a bit of hope. Ignorant of who we really are, God’s children walk asleep. Creation waits with patientContinue reading “On Being Woke!”
Temptation is a Test
And the Source of all Being commanded, ‘You may freely eat of every tree of the garden; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall die.’ Genesis 2: 16-17 As I pondered the readings from the FirstContinue reading “Temptation is a Test”
What are you searching for?
“John exclaimed, ‘Look, there’s the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world!’ … When the two disciples heard John say this, they followed Jesus. Turning around, Jesus saw them following and asked, “What do you want?” … “Come and see,” Jesus replied.” John 1: 29-42 There are three sentences at the heartContinue reading “What are you searching for?”
“Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.” Abraham Lincoln Voting can be a complicated business for Christians. Some Churches discourage voting while others drive voters to the polls. Some pastorsContinue reading “On Voting”
Where is God in All of This?
“You cannot bear the Truth, but gently the Spirit guides from truth to truth.“ All Creation Waits One of our prevalent myths is that the good guys win, because God is on their side. And so might makes right. The guy in the “white hat” will triumph. Having a Warrior God leads people to assume:Continue reading “Where is God in All of This?”
Pastoral Letter on Gun Violence
I will make peace your governor and well-being your ruler. No longer will violence be heard in your land, nor ruin or destruction within your borders, but you will call your walls salvation and your gates praise. Isaiah 60: 17b-19 Dear Companions in Christ,Mass shootings have become common things in this country. When I lookedContinue reading “Pastoral Letter on Gun Violence”
All Creation Waits
“It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.” Voltaire In this picture there is a dog in a submissive pose, lying next to a soldier. For me this dog represents all the living beings who are yearning for humanity to stopContinue reading “All Creation Waits”
Loss and Grief
“Insisting that life stay the same post-loss is essentially the same as saying, “Let’s just pretend this never happened.” That’s an incredible disservice to the person, place, or thing that you lost. “ Shelby Forsythia I love the picture that I chose to go along with this post. It expresses so much better than words theContinue reading “Loss and Grief”
“Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of violence. God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways. So God said to Noah, “I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because ofContinue reading “Increasing Violence”