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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Dear friends in Christ: On this most holy night, in which our Lord Jesus passed over from death to life, the Church invites her members, dispersed throughout the world, to gather in vigil and prayer. For this is the Passover of the Lord, in which, by hearing his Word and celebrating his Sacraments, we share … [Read more…]

Friday, March 25, 2016

Ecce Homo by Andrew Hudgins Christ bends, protects his groin. Thorns gouge his forehead, and his legs are stippled with dried blood. The part of us that’s Pilate says, Behold the man. We glare at that bound, lashed, and bloody part of us that’s Christ. We laugh, we howl, we shout. Give us Barabbas, not … [Read more…]

Thursday, March 24, 2016

The blessed in your eyes are not those who have everything but those who have nothing. Not the rich in earning but the rich in spending who give their all for you. Your ordinary saints being your hands, feet and words in their ordinary lives, doing extraordinary things for you. The blessed in your eyes … [Read more…]

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Mystery by Joanne Droppers “The highest knowledge is to know that we are surrounded by mystery.”  I like to solve cryptograms as I prepare for bedtime and when I recently came across this quotation from Albert Schweitzer it got me thinking about the mystery of the Trinity. I pray to the Father in the words … [Read more…]

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

God of such unwavering love, how do I “celebrate” the passion and death of Jesus? I often want to look the other way and not watch, not stay with Jesus in his suffering. Give me the strength to see his love with honesty and compassion and to feel deeply your own forgiveness and mercy for … [Read more…]

Monday, March 21, 2016

A Word to the Church from the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church
” We reject the idolatrous notion that we can ensure the safety of some by sacrificing the hopes of others.” On Good Friday the ruling political forces of the day tortured and executed an innocent man.  They sacrificed the weak and the … [Read more…]

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Look, the trees are turning their own bodies into pillars of light, are giving off the rich fragrance of cinnamon and fulfillment, the long tapers of cattails are bursting and floating away over the blue shoulders of the ponds, and every pond, no matter what its name is, is nameless now. Every year everything I … [Read more…]

Friday, March 18, 2016

God is faithful to God’s promises.  Before you die, you will find acceptance and the love you crave.  It will not come in the way you expect.  It will not follow your needs and wishes.  But it will fill your heart and satisfy your deepest desire.  There is nothing to hold on to but this … [Read more…]

Thursday, March 17, 2016

I remember how as a child, whether crossing a parking lot or walking in an unfamiliar place, I would try to keep up with my father but usually lagged behind.  I found comfort in holding his hand, but I could never get my legs to move fast enough.  He always walks quickly with determination plus … [Read more…]