Holy Week Meditations

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Christmas Still Has Power to Transform Lives

For an increasing number of persons in our contemporary world, the Christmas story of the birth of the Christ Child has become so commonplace that they have opted to focus, instead, on the tangential aspects of the celebration. These include, for example, Christmas music, rather than the traditional hymns and …

Easter Joy

This morning’s Gospel from John 20, tells a story of persistence as faith. Mary Magdalene went to the tomb in grief, she called the acknowledged apostles to see what she had and even after they left…without a word, she stayed…hoping for something more tangible, that would explain all she was …

Contemplation – Daily Meditation by Richard Rohr

Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditation From the Center for Action and Contemplation   Contemplation Perceiving Reality   All forms of contemplation share the same goal: to help us see through the deceptions of self and world in order to get in touch with what Howard Thurman called “the sound of the …

Break the Bread of Life

EASTER III 2018   In the Collect or collective prayer used for the third Sunday of Easter, (CPWI, BCP, p.169) we recalled Jesus breaking bread with his disciples. This was one way Jesus chose to make known his resurrected presence to them. By breaking bread Jesus signals that the resurrection …

Good Friday

Let us provoke one another to love and good works_ (Hebrews 10:24)   Those words from today’s New Testament reading refuse to let go.  In the context of Good Friday with the Gospel reading from John 18:1-19:4, pulling back the curtain of time as it were, giving us a peek …

“Grace” Notes (Advent Love)

LOVE: (Read Deut. 10:17-19a/John 13:34,35). We’ve arrived at the final stop on this Advent journey, where we’ve explored the many layered characteristics of (Hope, Peace & Joy) a life rooted in Jesus+. Today’s focus is Love, a word which, in the English, conveys varying shades of meaning, depending on its …