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New Year’s Eve – Taking Stock

November 22, 2020

It’s New Year’s Eve; the last Sunday of the Church Year. Next week is the first Sunday of Advent. It’s a good time to take stock, look back on where…


Parable of the Talents

November 15, 2020

Through our contemporary lens, the parable in our Gospel reading today confronts us with some troublesome images of the reign of God. The punchline of the parable, that those who…


Keep Your Light Burning

November 8, 2020

Why are they all so mean?! Aren’t we supposed to share? Where’s the grace? This parable is about the Judgment at the end of the age. Spoiler alert – that’s…


Feast of All Saints

November 1, 2020

Today we celebrate the Feast of All Saints. This is one of the principle Feast days of our liturgical year, and it is on this day that we are bid…


Free to Love God and Neighbor

October 25, 2020

“You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy” (Leviticus 19:2). What a BIG commandment. An impossible commandment! How could we little human beings ever raise our…


Approaching Challenges with Imagination and Wonder

October 18, 2020

The passage from Isaiah was likely written toward the end of the Babylonian exile and suggests a shift in Israel’s theology and self understanding. Their certainty about how God works…


Be a Finder of God’s Abundant Goodness

October 11, 2020

When I was growing up, my mother was The Finder, in our family. You know, the person who can almost always find that thing that you’ve looked for everywhere but…


The Feast of St. Michael and All Angels

September 27, 2020

When I was growing up, our house was full of angles – figurines, artwork, calendars, and, the ost special one, the angel that went atop our tree at Christmas. It…


We Need Some Good News

September 20, 2020

I spent the day on Friday reading about the lessons for today, listening to discussions about them, reflecting and meditating on them, and writing notes. Thinking about the various possible…


The Railroad Crossing

September 13, 2020

The Lord is full of compassion and mercy, slow to anger and of great kindness. That is practically a Creed in the Hebrew Scriptures. I know that’s the image of…