Do not let hate hide in the shadows to whisper.

This week, in Ottawa, in six separate incidents, a teenager spray- painted hate graffiti on a United Church, a Mosque, a Jewish prayer house, a Jewish community center, and two synagogues. The rabbi of the Machzikei Hadas Synagogue came to work in the morning and saw the message the vandals had wanted him to read. … Continue reading Do not let hate hide in the shadows to whisper.

In preparing them for the worst, Jesus was urging them to keep working for the best.

Some one reminded me this week of a line from one of my father’s sermons. He may have even preached it here. It was a metaphor about boats, which is not surprising – he is always happy to talk about boats. He was describing the St. Lawrence River, and the tankers that plow down it … Continue reading In preparing them for the worst, Jesus was urging them to keep working for the best.