Fragments

Lent – Year B – Mark 14:1-15:47

For the past few years, I have sensed death wanting to be my friend. You know the type. “Let’s hang out more,” she says, “get better acquainted!” But I already have plenty of friends, a busy life, and the truth is, I’m just not that into her. Yet there she is, shuffling along behind me, showing up when I least want her around, throwing her arms around my shoulders to show how close we ...

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Entering In

Lent – Year A – Matthew 4:1-11

All of us need wake-up calls and the opportunity to start over, which is some of what Lent offers to us. From Ash Wednesday’s sober reminder that we come from a common source, that in our very substance we are the same—no more than, or less than, good old everlasting dust—to Easter morning’s glory and grand surprise of resurrection, it is a heartfelt time of relinquishing and deepening into our humbled lowly ...

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Reading Our Lives

For Sunday, March 13, 2016 – John 12:1-8

Reading the gospel is a bit like reading life itself. On the journey we get to meet and learn from a whole bunch of characters, ourselves included. We can choose to breezily skim the surface of the story, picking up little scraps of wisdom to enjoy at our convenience, or we can dive in deep, immersing ourselves in new viewpoints and other ways of being, opening ourselves to transformation. To read deeply ...

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The Power of Food

For Sunday, March 6, 2016 – Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

One of his best known stories, the one about a father’s grand celebration over the return of a renegade son, comes by way of Jesus responding to a complaint. A growing number of the region’s outcasts has been congregating around him. He is as apt now to be found hanging out with tax collectors and a dappled array of sinners as to be discussing theology with scholars and scribes. These elite educated ones, who serve ...

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