In my house, the first Sunday of Advent signals the beginning of certain holiday rituals. I imagine it is the same in all our homes. The big box of decorations come up from the basement to be dusted off. The outdoor Christmas lights are unwrapped, which usually results in a trip to Canadian Tire for … Continue reading Love, share, give, heal. Do it all.
Earlier this year, for his English course, my younger son, Samson, came home with a copy of Lord of the Flies. Apparently, even in 2020, they are still reading this classic in school. Of course, many of you will know the plot: a group of boys are stranded on an island, and at first, they try … Continue reading We don’t look up, we look out!
May we read God's Word thoughtfully, and with fresh eyes, and from different perspectives so that we may use all our talents, and resources—whatever they may be—to their very best purpose. This morning we hear the Parable of the Talents, which has been much debated by theologians. For starters, there is some disagreement over what … Continue reading Talent: A Diverse Source of Wisdom
A wonderful thing happened to me in the Tim Horton's drivethru on Saturday; an older man was blasting country music from the car in front of me, singing along, having a great time. This was infectious on its own. But when I got up to pay it turned out that he had paid for my coffee. … Continue reading Keep the faith. No, Share it!
This morning the subject of our gospel is taxes. Everybody’s favourite topic. And yet, we all understand why they figure so heavily in our election discussion, why the debate about who should pay and how much is so central to our democracy. Taxes are a key way in how we participate in the common good; … Continue reading The Cost of Living in the World