O Lord, our Rock and our Refuge in times of trouble, there is indeed a longing in our hearts for you. The brokenness of the world seems to have run […]
I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete. – John 14:11 (NRSV) So my baby boy […]
“I give you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, so you also must love each other. This is how everyone will know that you […]
Today Youngest was confirmed, making a public profession of faith as he reaffirmed the baptismal covenant. This is my charge to the confirmands. Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, […]
When Jesus met with the disciples on the night before he died, they also gathered around a table wearing the burden of discipleship. Just as Jesus shared our humanity with us, he also shared the burden of discipleship. On that night, he did invite the disciples to “Come and sit down for dinner.”
We will eat, drink, and be merry – convinced that nothing will ever be demanded of us. That we can stockpile all we need. That are big, full barns can make us safe. That power means more than well-being.
Yesterday’s suffering is still real and lasting even in the face of today’s miracle.
This Lenten communion liturgy is based on John 6. Just like the crowds, we want God’s love, the abundance of bread, healing from sickness, the peace of Christ. What we […]
“You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its saltiness, how will it become salty again? It’s good for nothing except to be thrown away and trampled […]
But as a Christian, all of these choices are under the lordship of Jesus Christ. I have freely surrendered my words and actions and allowed them to be captive to Jesus.