If only…

Here we are, back in the season of Lent. Another 40-something days of fasting and praying, with no more “alleluias” until Easter. The season is an opportunity to look inward: to acknowledge our human nature, and to recognize how badly … Read more

The Risen Companion

Grace to you and peace, from God our Creator and the Lord Jesus Christ. It’s late Easter afternoon, and two friends are walking toward a small village called Emmaus. Their hearts are heavy — even though they heard that Jesus … Read more

For all people – Christmas Eve

Grace to you and peace, from God our Creator and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. We created humanity, and we know what their mind suggests to them, and we are nearer to them than their jugular vein. These holy words … Read more

Something’s Broken – Advent 3

Something broke for me this week. It wasn’t the computer in the office, nor my own laptop that broke. It wasn’t my car that broke down, and my phone did not fall out of my hand onto its asphalt deathbed. … Read more

God’s word will go on forever – Advent 1

Grace to you and peace, from God our Author and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Well, we’ve made it. The Church has circled the liturgical sun one more time, and today marks the beginning of a new Church year. That … Read more

Luke, the Evangelist

Today is what we call a “lesser festival” in the Church Year. Today’s guest of honor is Luke, the writer of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles.  Luke’s gospel has a number of identifying characteristics, such as a … Read more