I promise to be steadfast with you even in the midst of your limitations.
The Kingdom of God is like a boy who went clamming in the Kishwaukee River and came home with a pearl of great value.
The parables invite us to open our eyes to God incarnate, God with us in the ordinary, the everyday, from which we draw strength to change us and send us forth.
When you wonder if your work is done . . . if you are alive, it isn’t. Ascension Day people are trusted vessels of God’s spirit. Open up to receive what may be coming.
When someone asks you, “How do you know this? Why do you believe this? Where have you beheld this?” answer “Because Jesus said so.” We come to church to share what we have heard, what we have experienced of the voice of God, and to learn what it means to witness to that voice.
Easter and resurrection are not about a return to what had been but about the coming of something new. New behaviors, new attitudes — that is the resurrected life.
The Gospel of John, Chapter 9. Jesus opens one man’s eyes. Seeing is a matter of our eyes and our hearts and of how we move in this world as people who know how to love.
The challenge of John the Baptist: Repent! Turn around, stand up, and receive the fullness of God.
We go through Advent to find those remnant places where hope can be nurtured, where life can be saved, and where there can be flourishing and abundance.