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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…


The Way of Love and Restoration

September 6, 2020

It’s not very often that we get to hear from Ezekiel in our three-year cycle of readings, so it seems a bit opportune to spend some time with that passage…


The 2020 Roller Coaster

August 30, 2020

Where are you on the 2020 Roller Coaster? Are you having fun? I’m not being entirely facetious. On the 2020 Roller-Coaster, some people really are doing ok. The adaptations they’ve…


Who is Jesus of Nazareth?

August 23, 2020

Who do people say Jesus of Nazareth is? Some say, a great moral teacher, others say a spiritual sage, and still others say he was a lunatic, a criminal, a…


St. Mary the Virgin – Mary: Prophet, Apostle, Intercessor, Mother 1

August 16, 2020

Ave Maria. Hail Mary, full of grace: blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God: Pray for us sinners,…


Storm at Sea

August 9, 2020

When I was growing up, the story of Peter stepping out of the boat and onto the turbulent water was always used as negative illustration, a lesson in the perils…


Compassion, More Than a Feeling

August 2, 2020

Ho, Come to the waters. Come buy and eat; wine and milk and bread, good food that delights your tongue and feeds your soul. Buy without silver, without price. There’s…


The Parables of the Kingdom

July 26, 2020

Today’s gospel reading concludes our foray into the thirteenth chapter of Matthew’s gospel. For three weeks in a row now, we have heard parables that describe God and God’s kingdom…


Being Wheat – the Patient Work of God

July 19, 2020

You know, I’ve never seen any sign, or evidence or meven a hint that the roses or the rhodies or the geraniums or any other plant in the garden has…


The Parable of the Sower

July 12, 2020

During the last four months, I have been part of a group that has engaged our Sunday lectionary readings through the ancient practice of Lectio Divina. For those of you…