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
At our cottage in Nova Scotia, a few summers ago, we planted a tiny seedling of a pine tree. It was on a whim because we did not want to leave it to die. Every summer, we have returned expecting it to be gone: eaten by deer, toppled by wind, or the result of some … Continue reading The Search For Meaning
A number of years ago, my wife, Erin travelled to the Dominican Republic with her mother. On one of the days, they travelled into Santa Domingo to see the sites. I remember the story she told about the bus ride back, as I know she does as well. More than the beach and the food, … Continue reading All The Yokes We Wear In Life
This week I watched a movie -- A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood-- about the friendship between a magazine writer and Fred Rogers, whom most of us would know as Mister Rogers. It’s the kind of movie – much like the man himself – that flows over you, taking its time. Tom Hanks, who plays … Continue reading Our Welcomes Are Ours To Give