Hope in Lamentation

17th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Proper 22, Year C)
Even in our lament, or maybe through our lament, we are invited to find hope. We are invited to remember the goodness of God, the love of Jesus, and the defeat of death in resurrection. We are also invited to be hope in a world a world that is lamenting its own loss, suffering, and pain. … More Hope in Lamentation

The Assurance of Things Hoped For

9th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Proper 14, Year C)
Today’s passage from the Letter to the Hebrews is indeed a paean of praise to our ancestors in the faith, the “great cloud of witnesses” of which the biblical heroes and the Saints of the Church are a part. But so also, down through the centuries there have been men and women of faith who have added to their number. Have there not been in our own lives, in our own congregations, those whose examples of faith have been used by God to encourage us, to strengthen our own faith? … More The Assurance of Things Hoped For

Push back against the darkness!

We cannot give into fear!! No matter what, we cannot let fear narrate the story of our faith. That is our essential and necessary work this Advent. As we prepare ourselves for Christmas and as we make ready for the second coming, our work the Advent must be about pushing back against the darkness and the fear. We must push back against the fear of loving totally, of giving everything, of living fully in the light. … More Push back against the darkness!