Thursday, February 11, 2016

From T.S. Eliot “Ash Wednesday” Because I do not hope to turn again Because I do not hope Because I do not hope to turn Desiring this man’s gift and that man’s scope I no longer strive to strive towards such things (Why should the aged eagle stretch its wings?) Why should I mourn The … [Read more…]

Ash Wednesday, February 10, 2016

From Book of Common Prayer, Ash Wednesday liturgy, p. 264 Dear People of God: The first Christians observed with great devotion the days of our Lord’s passion and resurrection, and it became the custom of the Church to prepare for them by a season of penitence and fasting. This is season of Lent provided a … [Read more…]

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

California Dreaming It’s 4:15am on a brisk San Francisco morning. I’m waiting for the Uber that will whisk me off to the airport and back to Boston. I still feel like any moment I’m going to wake up from this dream, to find I’ve over slept and that there’s no time for a shower. 19 … [Read more…]

Monday, March 30, 2015

Dear Youth Pastor (Because You Have Gay Students In Your Youth Group) (Part 2) MARCH 6, 2015 / JOHNDPAV Go and be the one who keeps the wolves away. Step boldly into the space of all of the students in your midst, and make them know a fraction of the depth of Jesus’ love for … [Read more…]

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Today, I went to the Lynn Museum with my class. We went because we are studying the Industrial Revolution. I expected a dusty old exhibit or two about shoes and things but I was surprised by Lynn’s rich history. I am proud to call this city my home! —Arden Collis Puro, Age 14

Friday, March 27, 2015

Today my mother showed me a simple story in the Boston Globe (I think it was the magazine). The article was about a 44 year old man who goes to countries and makes limbs for victims affected by the Sudan War. He’d also given pencils to children who’d never even been to school before, after … [Read more…]

Thursday, March 26, 2015

“God’s Moment” I was sitting in the waiting room at Mass. Eye and Ear. I noticed an Arab woman across from me. She was clothed in a traditional Muslim garb and was wearing a beautiful scarf. I decided to ask her if she had made the scarf and she responded, “No English.” Then the woman … [Read more…]

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Dear Youth Pastor (Because You Have Gay Students In Your Youth Group) (Part 1) MARCH 6, 2015 / JOHNDPAV Dear Youth Pastor, I get you. I mean, I totally get you. I’ve spent nearly the last two decades neck-deep in the loud, stinking, glorious, electrifying trenches of student ministry along with you: 650 Sundays, 1300 … [Read more…]