On Birthdays and Pentecost

First, a confession: I’m not a big fan of my birthday. Actually that’s not quite accurate. I like my birthday just fine, but as an inherently private person I’m not a big fan of others’ expectations of how I should spend my birthday,...

Sunday Prayer: Sanctified

To what can we compare your glory, O God? By what measure can we examine your abundance? How can we begin to praise your faithfulness? We are chaff in the field and you the wind that sweeps us about. We are wilting trees and you the flowing stream for our roots. We...

“It is not for you to know”

Let me stretch out this bit of prayer on the pavement in the spring rain: I do not know the time for the seed to break open and wend its way through the soil, for the wound to cease throbbing and begin the slow work of healing, for love to finally confound our...

Monday Muse: Portrait of a Survivor

“Cheap reconciliation generates further injustice. True reconciliation implies accountability. True reconciliation means recognition of genocides and reparations.” ~ His Holiness Aram I, speaking at the National Cathedral earlier this month 2015 marks the...

Sunday Prayer: For Love

For the love of all that is holy, O Most Sovereign God, you are faithful and mighty, and we worship you gladly. For the love of all that is earthly, O Magnanimous God, you plant your love in us to take root and bear fruit, so that the Spirit might reap a harvest that...

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