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 the territory of Greece.It was governed entirely by the laws and customs of Latin-speaking Rome,Continue reading “Citizens of Heaven (Lent 2, Year C)”

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 give up soda, others give up snacking altogether.One friend of mine used Facebook to announceContinue reading “Daring to Treasure Christ (Ash Wednesday, Year C)”

Dying to Live: A Parable in Pixar (Lent 5, Year B)

The Fifth Sunday in Lent, Year B March 29, 2009 John 12:20-33 Grace, Mercy and Peace be to you, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen. The Letter to the Hebrews begins with this famous line, "Long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways by the prophets,  butContinue reading “Dying to Live: A Parable in Pixar (Lent 5, Year B)”

The Church is a Messy Emergency Ward (Lent 2, Year B)

The Second Sunday in Lent, Year BMarch 8, 2009Mark 8:31-38 In the name of Jesus, who underwent great suffering, who was rejected, and who was killed.  Amen. I’m intrigued by the split between private and public in today’s Gospel reading . . .The passage opens with Jesus describing what will happen to him –    Continue reading “The Church is a Messy Emergency Ward (Lent 2, Year B)”