For this Love is the most powerful force in the world. Love that conquered death, rolled back the stone of oppression, injustice, and violence to bring us to new life and new hope in our risen, living Savior. Love that knocks at the doors of our hearts and asks to be allowed in. Love that is based on real peace and abundance for all. Love that calls us to act to heal our world in place of the violence that continues to wound it. Let’s step forward in faith and hope, seeking to embody the only law that matters– the Law of Love. … More The Law of Love
19th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Proper 24, Year C)
In the Psalm today, we are invited to meditate on the Torah as the source of wisdom and life. As such, we are invited to meditate on God’s story with God’s people – first Israel, but also the Church. We are, moreover, invited to meditate on our own stories to see how they fit into the divine narrative, and to share that story with the world. … More Oh, how I love your Law!
6th SUNDAY OF EASTER (Year B)
The medieval mystics, Anselm of Canterbury, who compared the astonishing love of Jesus to that of a mother gathering her children and who contemplated the agony on the cross as the labor pains of a woman giving birth, prayed this prayer: “Lord Jesus, in your mercy, heal us;
In your love and tenderness, remake us. In your compassion, bring grace and forgiveness, For the beauty of heaven, may your love prepare us.” … More Step Over Borders And Push Through Boundaries
6th SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY (Year A)
I am not convinced that Jesus greatest concern was that we pour ourselves into obeying every law, rule, and commandment. Instead I think Our Lord’s greatest concern was that we strive to build the kingdom of God in our midst. And the first thing to remember is that when we are talking about the kingdom of God we are talking about relationships. … More The Genius of the Sermon on the Mount