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March 18, 2018
Every week we are subtly trained in the love of God so that when we rise from our prayers, when we are reconciled to God and our neighbor, and when we partake of Jesus, we might find somewhat unexpectedly, that we go into the world as trained disciples.
March 11, 2018
If we come to Jesus and don’t look away, and aren’t afraid to admit who we are and what we’re really like, deep down, then his lifting up can be a genuine turning point for our lives.
March 4, 2018
Through the God revealed in Scripture, through the Eucharistic feast, through our gathering together as the Body of Christ, God’s Spirit is among us, eager to re-consecrate the temples of our hearts so that we may live lives of true devotion to the only true God.
February 25, 2018
The larger question of Genesis 17 reminds all of us that God is not confined in any ideology and God is not some mere subject of the propaganda of the powerful or the traditionally religious. Lurking in the wiles of this story, one can find the God of the possible impossibility, one who can bring life even out of the places of the dead, can bring a child from the womb of a woman well past her day. With a God like this, none of us is past our day; this sort of God still has something for...
February 14, 2018 (Ash Wednesday)
These ashes proclaim to us God’s ability to heal the brokenness in our lives when we offer that brokenness to God. Our turning to God is the work of Lent, preparing ourselves for the celebration of the great paschal feast of Easter. But first we travel with Jesus on his journey to Jerusalem as he shows us that the way of life is the way of the cross.
February 4, 2018
...God desires not only to make each of us whole, but that God desires to use those places of brokenness in our own lives as avenues of God’s grace for others.
January 28, 2018
The authority of love will always triumph over the coerciveness of power. And that is what we see at the end of Mark’s Gospel – the power of love that overcomes the cross.
January 21, 2018
When we find moments, when we make moments, to bring the past with its regrets AND the future with its worries, and lay it all before God-with-us and say, I cannot do this myself, then we can begin to unclog our spiritual arteries, let our heart beat once more with life and vitality. When we make time to breathe out the stuff that takes life and breathe in the spirit that gives life, then we will begin to know the abundant life.
January 14, 2018
Come and see. These are the words we're invited to say to others who are seeking something more from life. Who are hungry to have a place where they can be accepted for who they are, to become part of a family who will love them no matter what, to find a God who is the definition of love.
January 7, 2018
Jesus’s belovedness and pleasingness to God was a fact, which was never at stake in anything that Jesus did or didn’t do from that moment on. It wasn’t at stake in the ways that his own earthly limitations let others down, and it wasn’t at stake in the ways that his closest disciples let him down.