(This Lent Sophia Inclusive Community experienced the passing into new life one of our priests. This Easter homily addresses this particular experience) What a Lent this has been! Unless you have lost a dear loved one in a previous Lent, this has been some Lent for us! Actually, our Lent began the Sunday before Ash […]Read more "Easter Homily"
We had another homily delivered by a member of the Sophia Community. Here is the Good Friday Homily delivered by Psomi Psomas-Jackloski. Credit to Joan Chittister for an online course, where I was introduced to this poem. “The old man must have stopped our car two dozen times to climb out and gather into his […]Read more "Good Friday Homily"
Perhaps you have heard the song In Remembrance of Me by Ragan Courtney and Buryl Red. In remembrance of Me eat this bread In remembrance of Me drink this wine In remembrance of Me pray for the time When God’s own will is done That is what the Eucharist is all about. It is to […]Read more "Holy Thursday Homily"
I am sharing this important information with you. Dear Friends, Continuing the celebration of Earth Day, the Skylands Group- NJ Sierra Club Chapter is hosting a showing of “The Age of Consequences” at the Sparta Theater on Tuesday, May 8 at 7:30 PM. The film “explores how climate change became inexorably linked to our national security […]Read more "“The Age of Consequences”"
Jesus triumphantly enters Jerusalem – on a donkey. A slow moving, slow-witted donkey. Jesus did not trot or gallop into Jerusalem on a horse; a magnificent powerful creature. In our first reading we heard; “I gave my back to those who beat me, my cheeks to those who humiliated me; I did not hide my […]Read more "Homily Palm Sunday"
When Jesus was arrested a companion pulled out a sword and struck a guard. Jesus said, “Put away your Sword!” The way of Jesus in Non-Violence. We who claim to be his followers need to be mindful of this. We are against Gun Violence because we follow Jesus. Peace, MikeRead more "Jesus and Gun Violence"
We gather here today from many places. We gather here today from many faith traditions. Some of us believe, some of us doubt, some of us question – some of us are certain in our unbelief. And yet, all of us gather here as a people of hope to stand up to the scourge of […]Read more "Prayer for March For Our Lives"