March 24, 2019

Reading Isaiah 55: 1-9 (NRSV) Reading the newspaper, I feel gloom and despair. Fresh water is fought over, drying up, or contaminated by floods or rising sea levels. Some people work but cannot afford housing. Others pay, lie, and cheat to gain advantage over their neighbors. Our future looks grim. My safe little life is … Continue reading March 24, 2019

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September 16, 2018

Reading Exodus 20:1-6; Psalm 135:15-17; Isaiah 44:12-20 (NRSV) As I step onto an airplane for another commercial flight, I am in awe of the machine. This is a massive contraption of metal, textile, and plastic. How can it transport hundreds of people through the air for thousands of miles? How did the people who built … Continue reading September 16, 2018

December 24, 2017

Reading Isaiah 9:2, 6-7 (NRSV) Wonderful Counselor! Mighty God! Everlasting Father! Prince of Peace! Today's reading brings tears to my eyes. What amazing images: people walking in darkness, seeing a great light; a newborn given authority with powerful names; authority established with justice and righteousness. The tears are for the brilliance of the possibility, and … Continue reading December 24, 2017