In Christmas, we often see Jesus as coming to quiet the noise. But perhaps it is more like helping us hear the music of creation. In the Incarnation, the Word dwells among us. Christmas Eve | Luke 2:1-14(15-20) This Advent several of us gathered Sunday evenings to eat together, to talk, to explore the birth […]
It is no mere coincidence that the man who turns is a Samaritan living in the borderlands. For it is those on the margins who most need Jesus’s mercy. How the mercy of Jesus to the foreigner, outcast and sick is inclusive love Proper 23C | Luke 17:11-19 I’m going to guess that nobody here […]
From day one, we have struggled to name Jesus. Name the Messiah. Name what he came to do. Name his substance. Name his mission. How “the real Jesus” is never really Jesus Easter 4C | John 10:22-30 The full text and audio may be downloaded above.
Of course they remember, they remember it all, this reminder bringing it all back. But still, it couldn’t be true, either way; it doesn’t work like that. Remembering Jesus through the empty tomb Great Vigil C | Luke 24:1-12 The full text may be downloaded above. For the audio, visit the Rector’s Page.
Because we’ll paint this picture of Jesus, like an icon, but more like an idol that will stand in for the real Jesus. A cardboard cutout Christ. The kind of idol that has Jesus suggest we kill rather than love and pray for and show mercy to our friends and enemies and all manner of […]
The light doesn’t come from the bright places: its radiance and brilliance shines through the darkness, through the darkest corners of our world, through the darkest corners of our lives. It envelops the darkness with its truth, its mercy, its love. Bringing forth the salvation of the world Christmas Eve | Luke 2:1-20 For text […]
But I wonder, if we listen close, if we don’t hear words, we’ll hear weeping. Weeping for the loved one lost? Weeping for GOD’s own? Weeping for our pain and suffering and confusion? Weeping because we haven’t listened. Mary, Martha, Lazarus and the Light of the World All Saints’ Day B | John 11:32-44
How our focus on law and politics misses the real revelation Proper 22B / Mark 10:2-16 He’s not mincing words. The Kingdom belongs to them. Not the disciples. Not the Pharisees. Not the Romans. The children. We need to hear these words.
The physical, living faith of following Jesus Proper 21B / Mark 9:38-50 We must read this in the context of Jesus teaching about the children. About the poor, the disadvantaged, the disempowered, those stripped of full humanity and equality in the world.