Every year, right before school started, when my kids were growing up, there was a shopping spree. Not just for school supplies, but for new shoes and clothes. I have boys, but even for them, energy went into choosing the first day of school outfit. It spoke, even if they were thinking that way in … Continue reading Turn, then, and live
Here is an ethical dilemma: let’s say you have a neighbor, or a relative who is just refusing to follow the COVID-19 guidelines. They don’t believe the virus is all that serious. They think everyone is worrying too much. They don’t physically distance. They go out without a mask. They have family staying over. And … Continue reading It’s Not Fair!
These last few weeks, our readings have had a lot to say about love as a guiding principle to live in community. The kind of love that is empathetic, open, wise – and radical. And this morning in our first lesson, we have a most astonishing example of forgiving love, in the story of Joseph, … Continue reading Forgive As You Have Been Forgiven
You will never hear from me that faith is a simple journey. Choosing how to follow the gospel and what that looks like over the course of our lives is complicated. It's hard. It requires prayer and mindfulness. It requires looking at problems with fresh eyes, and seeing people with open hearts, and that is … Continue reading Openness. Acceptance. And Wisdom.
This morning’s gospel asks us all one of the most fundamental questions of our faith: how much of our lives are we willing to lose for the things we believe in? Jesus offers it to us as a prescription: those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life … Continue reading Acting From A Place Of Love