No matter who might want to be the judge of who is in and who is out, God is ready to throw a massive party to celebrate every stupid sheep, every seemingly worthless coin, and every ingrate child that was lost but is found. God is always ready to welcome me home, whether or not I’m here for the right reasons. God is desperate to be in a relationship with everyone, but we can remain on the outside looking in because of our own expectations, prejudices, and lack of grace. … More Parable of the Gracious Father
Regardless of what in our life has died or needs to die, God in Christ has already cleared the way forward. We have a path to follow: the path that is the death to self and selfishness, to all that enslaves us and binds us, to all that blinds us, to all that disorders our lives; and, the path that is resurrected life – lifted up in Christ’s crucifixion, lifted up in the resurrection; lifted up in the ascension. We die to self trusting that new life awaits! … More I’ve got a secret!
Our Lent has begun! On the journey, I pray that we may know the company of Jesus, and enter with courage the wilderness before us. May our time testing among the wild beasts teach us our true identity as precious children of God. Then, when the angels in all their sweet and secret guises whisper the name “beloved” into our ears, may we listen and believe. … More The Wilderness of Our Identity
3rd SUNDAY OF EASTER (Year A)
The episode of the disciples’ encountering Jesus on the road to Emmaus is a foretaste of our worship in word and sacrament. And like those disciples, word and sacrament prepare us for mission to the world. … More The Discovery on the Road
3rd SUNDAY IN LENT (Year A)
Jesus doesn’t follow the culturally acceptable script and he speaks with the woman at the well. He engages with her, listens to her, and sees her as more than her labels. And, as they talk, he offers her living water. … More Give me this water!
4th SUNDAY IN LENT (Year C)
“Let us be today’s Christians. Let us not take fright at the boldness of today’s church. With Christ’s light let us illuminate even the most hideous caverns of the human person: torture, jail, plunder, want, chronic illness.” (Oscar Romero) … More Covetousness and Greed: Our Demise!