Jesus warns us truly about the world as it is. But he promises us also that the world as it should be is coming.
The great mystery of God and the great creative power within God, the love of Father for Son and Son for Father, the dwelling of the Son in the Father and the Father in the Son, the Spirit in and from the Son and the Father, cannot be reduced without reducing ourselves, made in this image. And we cannot reduce ourselves without reducing God, who made us as we are.
In one of her letters, Flannery O’Connor offers a straightforward assessment of the struggle to overcome doubt: “When we get our spiritual house in order, we’ll be dead.”
There’s a children’s game I played only a few times—I was bad at it—called OPERATION!. It was battery-operated, but simple enough to play. The board was a cartoon outline of…
Good morning, everybody! Happy Second Sunday of Easter, properly called the Octave Day of Easter, which is to say, the eighth day after Easter. Our Anglican cousins often call today…
We know before Ezekiel shows us the multitude of breathless bodies standing that there is more to living than having a body.
Spiritual nourishment is actually as crucial to true living as nourishment for the body.
Lent, with its encouragement to fasting invites us to look our finitude in the face, to come into knowledge of the truth of ourselves, and to turn to God for forgiveness and sustenance because God’s nature is to forgive and to sustain.
Our readiness, our fitness, our expectations, are not the measure by which we receive things from God. The measure according to which God gives is God’s own nature as Gift-Giver.
January 5, 2020 Matthew 2:1-12 For a brief but intense period in middle and high school the thing I liked to read more than anything was retellings of fairy tales.…