Tag Archives: Lent

Put Those Wretches to a Miserable Death

“They said to him, ‘He will put those wretches to a miserable death, and lease the vineyard to other tenants who will give him the produce at the harvest time.’ Jesus said to them, ‘Have you never read in the … Continue reading

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Mercy

Almost any day of the week, you can find people streaming through the doors of my church and heading, not toward the sanctuary, but toward the basement. That basement is the home of the Opportunity Shop, a thrift shop that … Continue reading

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What NOW God?

The past month has been a tumultuous time at church.  I realize I’m putting that mildly for some and that perhaps for others there hasn’t been a sense of turbulence.   With that as the backdrop, I had a moment … Continue reading

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The Faithful

Visiting a nursing home is a good way to get in touch with your mortality. Each of the three parishes I have served has maintained a relationship with at least one such home, and that’s why I have been thinking, this … Continue reading

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Identify Me

“If you want to identify me, ask me not where I live, or what I like to eat, or how I comb my hair, but ask me what I am living for, in detail, ask me what I think is … Continue reading

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Word of The Day: Knowing

Knowing In our lectionary readings for today, almost across the board (the Office readings, the Eucharist readings) this idea of “knowing” is a common thread.  KNOWING who Jesus is…KNOWING that God will not abandon us…KNOWING what is right and KNOWING … Continue reading

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Polycarp and Purpose

On Monday, the Calendar of Saints celebrated the life and death of one of my favorites; I’d like to share him with you today as a way of entering the season of Lent. Saint Polycarp served as bishop of Smyrna (an … Continue reading

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