Who Warned You?

A sermon preached at St. Francis by the Lake, Canyon Lake, Texas. The RCL readings for the Third Sunday in Advent are here. I missed y’all last week. I hear that father David really got your attention for the the first bit of John’s message last week, using the traditional way of asking us toContinue reading “Who Warned You?”

Returning

A Reflection for the Second Sunday in Advent*.The RCL readings are here. Today is the second Sunday in Advent (it isn’t Christmas yet, y’all). And although this Season is about anticipating the coming of Jesus we spend today (and next Sunday) reading about the story of Jesus’ cousin, John. John is considered the last ofContinue reading “Returning”

Living Hope

A sermon preached at St. Francis by the Lake Episcopal Church, Canyon Lake, Texas.The Lectionary readings for the First Sunday of Advent are here. If you were here two weeks ago, the gospel reading for today may have sounded familiar. We read Mark’s version of Jesus telling of the destruction of the Temple then andContinue reading “Living Hope”

Knowing Ourselves

Sunday, December 13, 2020Third Sunday of AdventIsaiah 61:1-4, 8-11Psalm 1261 Thessalonians 5:16-24John 1:6-8, 19-28http://lectionarypage.net/YearB_RCL/Advent/BAdv3_RCL.html As we continue our journey through Advent, we spend another Sunday with John the Baptizer preparing ourselves to recognize Jesus when he comes to us. John wants to make sure we don’t miss this awesome event of God coming to beContinue reading “Knowing Ourselves”

Not to be Difficult, but …

Sunday, December 6, 2020Isaiah 40:1-11Psalm 85:1-2, 8-132 Peter 3:8-15Mark 1:1-8http://lectionarypage.net/YearB_RCL/Advent/BAdv2_RCL.html How’s your Advent journey going? What surprises has God revealed to you about how divine love comes into this world? How is your view of ‘normal’ being interrupted? In today’s Gospel reading, we jump back to the beginning of Mark’s version of the story andContinue reading “Not to be Difficult, but …”