At a Baptism ceremony yesterday, these words were part of the text. “We give witness to the strongest power in the world: the power of Love; a power that calls us into life and beckons us on a journey to the depths of the universe, in and beyond the limits of time.” In our lives, […]Read more "Homily 5th Sunday of Easter: Love One Another"
Today is Good Shepherd Sunday. What a beautiful day to celebrate Mother’s Day! Shepherd me, O God, beyond my wants, beyond my fears, from death into life. This familiar tune from Marty Haugen which we sang today speaks of transformation. It speaks of moving forward beyond our ego, beyond our wants beyond our fears into […]Read more "Today’s Homily: Mothers as Good Shepherds"
Homily 2nd Sunday of Easter 2016 Cycle C As we continue the Easter Season we will hear a great deal from the Acts of the Apostles. In order to help us understand the connection between the Gospel in the tradition of Luke and The Acts of the Apostles in the tradition of Luke, I would […]Read more "Homily: Doubt and Faith"
As we grapple with the celebration of Easter this year juxtaposed against all the challenges we face individually, nationally, and globally, we hold firmly to our belief in newness of life. Individually, many of us have experienced illnesses in our families and loved ones. Sadly, some of us have experienced unexpected deaths of some very […]Read more "Easter 2022"
It has been 54 years since Martin Luther King was assassinated. And yet, his dream, his vision for America and all people lives on. It has been over 2000 years since Jesus of Nazareth was put to death through legalized capital punishment. Martin Luther King had a dream, these are but a few words from […]Read more "Good Friday"
We are one, one universe, one cosmos, one earth community. From One Bread and One Body in Christian theology to oneness in being in so many other traditions, philosophies and expressions. Notice this homily began with the word “WE”. We are one. As we heard in the psalm from Jan Novotka, “We partake.” This speaks […]Read more "Holy Thursday Homily 2022"
When we see or experience the horror of war, we have so many emotions; anger, a sense of injustice, powerlessness, deep sorrow, exhaustion, futility, and rage. We think of the pain and suffering inflicted on innocent women, children, the aged and animals. How can humans act this way against one another? On Palm Sunday we […]Read more "Today’s Homily: Palm Sunday, The Passion is Repeated in Our Day"
“Only when Lazarus takes a deep and deciding breath, rises, returns back across the boundary between the living and the dead: only then does Jesus say to the crowd, “Unbind him, and let him go.” Not until Lazarus makes his choice does the unwinding of the shroud begin, and the graveclothes fall away.” Jan Richardson, […]Read more "5th Sunday of Lent: Raising of Lazarus"
Mary McGlone writing in 2019 Celebration Resources, “Hell hath no fury like a mob riled up by demagogues. Some well-placed, hateful words can stir up ferocious shouts and actions that few of the people involved would perform singly or in moments of rational thinking. When mob action confers anonymity on hurting individuals, they can end […]Read more "Fifth Sunday of Lent: Jesus Encounters one of those caught in adultery"
There are a few scripture stories that have guided my life and my ministry and have influenced how I counsel people who come to me when they are in pain. These stories have shaped my life and made me the person I am today. They make me step up and step out when I see […]Read more "Today’s Homily: The Prodigal Child/Forgiving Parent"