Legacy of Dr. King – Dream

What do you dream? What have you dreamed for your family? What have you dreamed for your spouse or partner? What have you dreamed for your child? What have you dreamed for yourself? Whatever you dream for your family, spouse, partner child or self, people of color dream for themselves.  They do so with the […]

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Homily: Epiphany

We have had quite a year.  There has been illness and injury.  We have lost spouses and parents.  These are words from Jan Richardson in our first reading. “If you could see the journey whole you might never undertake it; might never dare the first step that propels you from the place you have known […]

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Christmas – Lingering

Our first reading from Isaiah is so rich!    We hear the familiar passages, “For a child is born to us, an heir is given us, upon whose shoulder dominion will rest. They will name this one Wonder-Counselor, God-Hero, Savior-Forever, Ruler of Peace.” And the very first sentence struck me in a different way, “The people […]

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Christmas – Reimagining the Story to Include Women

Well, there you go!   Today presents to you a different version – a different vision – of the Nativity experience. The women of the Nativity….what?   What women?    It’s one woman – Mary, the mother of Jesus.    RIGHT?   Just look at your creche.   You can very easily see the theme of this liturgy by having heard the words up to this point.  It […]

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Advent 4 – Love

In Matthew 5:48 we read, “So be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”  This passage and similar passages have created tremendous issues for the followers of Jesus throughout the ages.  This idea of perfection has created guilt and shame and tremendous psychological problems that have never enhanced a person’s spiritual journey.  Love is not […]

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Advent Three – Joy

Last week in our examination of the attribute of Peace we discussed the following. Peace is present.  Peace is a decision.  Peace is active.  Peace is a commitment.  Peace is a way of being. Peace is a lifestyle. We could say the same about Gratitude and Generosity. And we can say the same about Joy! […]

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Thanksgiving 2022

This is from Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditation this past Monday. Lakota author and activist Doug Good Feather is committed to sharing Indigenous wisdom and practices with nonnative audiences as a way to help and to heal humanity. The following is taken from Doug Good Feather, Think Indigenous: Native American Spirituality for a Modern World, transcribed by Doug […]

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