Illumined By Your Word and Sacrament

Almighty God…Grant that your people, illumined by your word and sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ’s love… your people, illumined, enlightened, awoken, disturbed, shaken from their apathy and complicity, by your word and sacraments! On the eve of the...

I Need to be Baptized by You!

The season of Epiphany is about the manifestation and emergence of the life of Jesus in the world in which he lived.  What does it mean to be made manifest?  What does it mean to emerge?  I think it is about a life, about our life, rising up in this...

So This Is Christmas…

What is the meaning of Christmas? Charlie Brown cried out lamenting the fuss and commercialization that he saw all around him. And so, Linus, recites to Charlie Brown the Nativity narrative from the Gospel of Luke, like we just heard it read a moment ago.  With...

The Holy Family

Advent 4 Now the birth of Jesus, the Messiah took place in this way… the way of family, of trust and risk, and promise and compassion.  Our savior, our redemption, our gift from God, required us, the holy family, to say yes.  To embrace and protect, to...