“Come and see!”

2nd SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY (Year A)
Jesus says to them, “Come and see!.” “Come and see,” captures a primary message of John’s Gospel: If you want to know the word made flesh, come and see Jesus. If you want to know what love is like, come and see Jesus. If you want to experience God’s glory, to be filled with bread that never perishes, to quench your thirst with living water, to be born again, to abide in love, to behold the light of the world, to experience the way, the truth, and the life, to enter into life everlasting . . . if you want to know God, come and see Jesus. … More “Come and see!”

The Spirit of the Lord is upon US!

3rd SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY (Year C)
Jesus’ mission continues today through each of us and all who are baptized into his mystical body. Jesus strives still to live out the mission: bringing good news to those who don’t have any, setting free those chained in captivity, opening blind eyes, helping the oppressed find a life, and announcing the year of God’s favor. … More The Spirit of the Lord is upon US!

Baptized for Mission

1st SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY: THE FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD (YEAR C)
The celebration of the Baptism of Jesus is an ideal opportunity to open ourselves to the Spirit and to reaffirm our commitment to God’s call to be participants in God’s saving work. In this world of violence and war, of racism and misogyny, and where materialism and greed are so highly valued, it is easy to give up and to cease our baptismal work to seek and serve Christ in all persons and to strive for justice and peace among all people (“Baptismal Covenant”, BCP 304-305). It is easy to forget that we have seen liberation and and that it is sweet. It is easy to forget that we are invited to the gracious work of healing our world and its peoples. … More Baptized for Mission

Walking in the light of the star!

THE FEAST OF EPIPHANY (Year C)
So often, it seems as if we pray only for a vaguely optimized version of the here and now. The fact is, much of the time, even faithful people can’t imagine a world that is much different from the one that we already have. And that’s the point: Of course we can’t. Of course, you and I can’t. We can’t, but God can. God is longing to show us a vision, a vision for us and for those we love and for all people and all Creation and all time. God is longing to make us part of something that goes far beyond our shallow invocations of a vain hope in the improved. … More Walking in the light of the star!

The Light of Epiphany

3rd SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY (Year B)
If we follow the words of today’s collect, we see that the purpose in responding to the call is not just to better ourselves, but to receive grace to proclaim the Good News. No one has to wear a priestly collar to do that. The places we live, the families and friends we love, the workstations where we spend eight hours a day are all places for proclamation. … More The Light of Epiphany