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Star Wars Rebels is a wonderful animated television series bridging the gap between Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (where Anakin Skywalker completes his transformation into the evil Darth Vader), and Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope … Continue reading
Baptism of our LordIsaiah 42:1-9; Matthew 3:13-17Sunday, January 9, 2011Preached on the day following the shooting of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Baptism of our Lord – Year A 2011 A few months ago, when comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen … Continue reading
Third Sunday of AdventIsaiah 35:1-10; Matthew 11:2-11Sunday, December 12, 2010 Grace to you and peace, from the one who is, who was, and who is to come. Amen. Steve Martin, the noted actor, comedian, and writer, is a funny … Continue reading
Lectionary 33 (25th Sunday after Pentecost), Year C2 Thessalonians 3:6-13; Luke 21:5-19Sunday, November 14, 2010 Grace to you and peace, from the one who is, who was, and who is to come. Amen. Growing up with the last name of … Continue reading
Lectionary 29 (21st Sunday after Pentecost), Year C2 Timothy 3:14:-4:5Sunday, October 17, 2010 Grace to you and peace, from the one who is, who was, and who is to come. Amen. In our second reading today we read excerpts of … Continue reading
The half empty glass of pessimism that is raised by the writer of Ecclesiastes
is met by the half-full chalice of life-giving blood that is offered to us by our Lord
during the prelude to his execution.
Two cups shared, filled with tension and realism,
given to us to drink;
one an antidote to the faux optimism that too often masquerades as spirituality;
the other a drink that flows from death and quenches the thirst of life.