Jesus sets up the story, and he prepares us for the punchline; but, instead of delivering, Jesus ends the story by asking a question to the listeners, the chief priests and Pharisees. It is the listeners who offer the end of the story. Or, at least, that is what it seems. … More Parable without an End
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
THE FEAST OF THE RESURRECTION (Year A, Principal Service)
The whole story of Easter includes not only our Alleluias but also our grief and sorrow. Indeed, it is in the very depth of our despair that the God made known in Jesus Christ shows up when we least expect. … More The Whole Story of Easter
FEAST OF THE RESURRECTION (Year B, Easter Day)
Easter is whenever we give hope. Easter is wherever we bring joy. Easter is always in our love. Easter is with every new generation and in each new life as it is proclaimed: “He is alive!” … More Practice Resurrection
2nd SUNDAY OF EASTER (Year A)
Where is Thomas? What is doing while Jesus appears the first time. Well, it seems obvious. Doesn’t it? He not on a beer run! He looking for Jesus. … More Come to Jesus!
THE GREAT VIGIL
This is the night when we tell again the great stories of our faith, ancient words with which people of faith recount the mighty acts of God, words that tell of the power of God, words through which God’s love for us has echoed throughout history – the ever-unfolding story of God seeking humans and reaching out to us in love. … More How blessed is this night!