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

The Saints of God are just folk like me…

4th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Proper 9, Year C)
There is a shocking generosity in our God to hand over holy stuff to human actors. Elisha, the seventy, and all those we count as Holy Women, Holy Men were special because they donned the mantle of Elijah, put on the Spirit of Christ, and connects others to the living God. We are invited do the same – connect others to God’s abundant and life-giving power. … More The Saints of God are just folk like me…