Lent 36

Come, friend: the world is hard enough. Let’s not argue over access to God or qualifications for loving one another. We’re walking in the same direction (and goodness knows I have much to learn), so if you will keep me honest then I’ll watch your...

Lent 33

Creating & Advocating God, would that we (like you) could speak a word and it would come into being! Then we would say, “Love!” and suddenly all would be their brothers’ keepers. We would say, “Peace be with you!” and the wars between...

Lent 17

Side by side like strangers in a waiting room I sit next to you. Not a word or even a nod of recognition just shared breath and a common view, and it is enough. on Matthew 26:38b, “Stay awake with me.”

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,...

Fifth Sunday in Lent (With Us or Against Us)

Dear Jesus, I like to think that snark is a spiritual gift, that the well-executed side eye is a liturgical act, that being driven to inwardly climb walls is an act of spiritual sacrifice. Sarcasm and self-righteous frustration are essential spiritual disciplines for...

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