Peace be With You. Among the rituals that have been lost to the pandemic, sharing the peace would be one of those I miss the most. There is something about our practice of sharing this hope with one another on Sunday mornings, hugging or shaking hands, looking in one another’s eyes and giving and receiving … Continue reading God travels with you. God walks beside you. God will guide you.
This week, while I was sitting on the back porch of the parsonage, a beautiful red cardinal flew in and perched on the wrought iron fence. It was so unexpected that even Gus, our bird dog, cocked his head and just watched the cardinal from his spot on the grass. The cardinal has returned each … Continue reading Find Your Cardinal
What would you want yourself to have known seven days ago? What would you ask yourself seven days from now? How would you answer on that seventh day? These questions form part of an interesting questionnaire by a Nova Scotia researcher studying how people are responding to the pandemic and the stress and loneliness of … Continue reading Have we lived with love? Have we chosen with love? Have we acted with love?
This pandemic has been unsettling for all of us, and tragic for many Canadians. But we have also seen heart-warming examples of compassion and generosity, including right here our own neighborhood. On March 11, St. John Lutheran Church made the difficult decision to cancel church services to protect its members and the community, but also … Continue reading Feed the Need. Find Purpose. Be the Change.
“If in my name you ask me for anything, I will do it.” Jesus makes a big promise to the disciples – and therefore to us – in this morning’s gospel. Ask me for anything, I will do it. Anything, we might ask? Anything at all? I am sure we can all come up with … Continue reading Anything At All?