Bodies&Souls

Although my anticipated audience for this piece is post-menopausal women like myself, I do hope and pray that younger women and all men would read it, too. We do not live this life as isolated individuals but as interconnected companions along the Way. The better we attempt to understand each other’s experience the more compassionContinue reading “Bodies&Souls”

War Prayers and Baby Voices

A reflection for Ash Wednesday. This past Sunday, after serving communion and before we wrapped up our worship time, Fr. David prayed a prayer for a time of war. Our parish, as do so many I’m sure, has a personal connection to Ukraine with one of our folks having hosted an exchange student from UkraineContinue reading “War Prayers and Baby Voices”

A Do-Over

A Sunday reflection for the fourth Sunday after the Epiphany.The Lectionary readings are here. We begin this week where we left off last week: with Jesus, having just read from the prophet Isaiah, boldly proclaiming that the prophet’s words have been fulfilled. He is claiming that he’s the one whom God has sent to “preachContinue reading “A Do-Over”

Filled with the Spirit

A Sunday reflection for the third Sunday after the Epiphany.The Lectionary readings for today are here. In his telling of the good news story, Luke tells us that after Jesus’ baptism he is ‘full of the Holy Spirit’ and that being led by the Spirit, Jesus goes into the wilderness to face the temptation ofContinue reading “Filled with the Spirit”

Remembering

When we want to respond in anger, we have the choice to be kind. When we want to respond in hate, we have the choice to be compassionate. When we want to respond violently, we have the choice to love. We can choose to see competitors or beloved children of God walking this amazing journey as our companions. We can with God’s help make it on earth as it is in heaven. Together, let’s choose wisely.