Category Archives: Lent

“Lord, if you had been here …”

The problem with suffering is that it defies all what we think we know about God – that God has the power to heal, and that God is all-loving. We experience God’s love at times, and God’s power at other times. But there are plenty of times when we don’t feel either. No power. No love. Just absence.
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Belonging

If worship is an experience in belonging, then the Samaritan woman’s question about where to worship is ultimately a question about who belongs to who, and about the God to whom we belong.
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Our temptation: to trust sin more than we trust God

Let our focus this Lent be not on our sin but on God’s love, not on our death but on the life God promises to us, and to all people. For sin and death, and our preoccupation with both, pale in comparison to God’s promises of life and love for all.
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What is this Cross? (Good Friday)

What is this cross? It is the presence of God in a world of suffering.
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Being a son means also being a brother (Lent 4, Year C)

The Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year CLuke 15:1-3, 11b-32March 14, 2010 Grace to you and peace, from the one who is, who was, and who is to come.  Amen. I think it says a lot about the church and our … Continue reading

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Citizens of Heaven (Lent 2, Year C)

The Second Sunday in LentGenesis 15:1-12, 17-18; Philippians 3:17-4:1Sunday, February 28, 2010 Grace to you and peace from the one who is, and who was, and who is to come.  Amen. Philipi was a government town, a Roman colony in … Continue reading

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Daring to Treasure Christ (Ash Wednesday, Year C)

Ash Wednesday, Year CIsaiah 58:1-12; Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21February 17, 2010 Grace to you and peace, from the one who is, who was, and who is to come.  Amen. What are you giving up for Lent?Some are giving up chocolate, others … Continue reading

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