“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.

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.

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 Western culture that this magnificent parable    of forgiveness, restoration, and celebration    has been narrowly andContinue reading “Being a son means also being a brother (Lent 4, Year C)”