A sermon preached at St. Francis by the Lake Episcopal Church, Canyon Lake, Texas.The lectionary readings for the seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost are here. There are stories of archeologists who, while excavating a pyramid in Egypt, finding pots of honey that, after thousands of years, are still good. The pyramids, built as a supposedly eternalContinue reading “Being”
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A Sunday Reflection for the Last Sunday after the Epiphany.The Lectionary readings for today are here. Today is the last Sunday before the season of Lent and in the Gospel lesson for today we read of the Transfiguration of Jesus. The writer of Luke tells us that Jesus asked Peter, James, and John to comeContinue reading “Containing God”
If You Say So …
A sermon preached at St. Francis by the Lake Episcopal Church, Canyon Lake, Texas. The Lectionary readings for the Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany are here. Do y’all remember ‘back in the day’ when Sunday School teachers used flannel graphs to tell Bible stories? I love flannel graphs, and often I’ve wished I had oneContinue reading “If You Say So …”
I posted this on Facebook on New Year’s Day: For the year to come, I pray for the wisdom that will enable me to be an active participant in bringing about the Peace on Earth we all long for. Wishing won’t get us there but prayer and active participation in God’s work will. If IContinue reading “Active Prayer”
A New Thing: A Friday Feature
Let’s start something new, shall we? Along with the regular Tuesday and Sunday posts, on the last Friday of each month I’d like to start sharing with you a podcast or book or blog that has become one of the learning tools along my journey. My hope is that you will make the time toContinue reading “A New Thing: A Friday Feature”
How Would Jesus Love?
In the light of the extraordinary picture of God’s Kingdom that we’ve been exploring through Matthew’s telling of the Good News Story of Jesus (See Matthew 5-7), can we take a moment to talk COVID19, vaccines, and masks? I know we are all so weary of this conversation but it is the reality in whichContinue reading “How Would Jesus Love?”
A sermon preached at Grace Episcopal Church, San Antonio, Texas. The Lectionary readings for the eleventh Sunday after Pentecost are here. Are you a picky eater? Are your kids? What do you or your kids absolutely refuse to eat? When my son was little, he ate most anything and everything, except for the one thingContinue reading “Real Life”
Whew, y’all! I re-read what I wrote last week and I guess Jesus’ directness prompted my own. I should have tried to be more encouraging about the joy of participating in bringing about God’s Kingdom on earth, There is great joy in participating with God in all things because we come to know that weContinue reading “Treasured”
Good morning, Y’all! As we continue our conversation about Jesus’ sermon as given to us in chapters 5-7 of Matthew’s telling of the good news story, Jesus has framed the purpose of God’s law as a means of compassionate and loving relationships for the greater good of everyone and now he offers some specific examplesContinue reading “Knowing Firsthand”
Jesus teaches that our roots, our foundation, our citizenship if you will, aren’t to be planted in the institutions of this world but in God’s Kingdom on earth, the Kingdom that Jesus tells us is at hand, right here among us because the Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven IS us.