He is the faucet, the spigot, the ever flowing spring. I'm that rusty watering can with a slow leak.
Jesus wants to breathe peace into our hearts and homes, so we can exhale worry and fear.
Her life was forever changed the night the healing and soul-cleansing water from above came looking for her in a lonely laundromat on the wrong side of the tracks at midnight in the pouring rain.
“But among you stands one you do not know" (John 1:26). We've all experienced it. A long lost friend you haven't heard from in years suddenly calls you up. He's cheerful and so thrilled to be reconnecting. You get caught up on each other's lives, and the conversation is warm and you wonder why you … Continue reading Among Us in the Shadows
LECTIONARY REFLECTION | HOLY CROSS | SEPTEMBER 14, 2019 John 3:13-17 I have recently been emphasizing that much Christian teaching and practice today focuses on "right doing," while other Christian teaching and practice (e.g., Contemplative tradition) throughout the centuries has emphasized the importance of spiritual "seeing" or illumination or vision. I have been re-reading John's … Continue reading Look and Live
LECTIONARY REFLECTION | Acts 16:9-15; John 14:23-29; 5:1-9 Most of us have seen Warren Sallman’s famous painting Christ at Heart’s Door based on Revelation 3:20 where Jesus says, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock.” Jesus glows with the light of fresh hope while the dark thorns and thistles of sin threaten to overtake … Continue reading Are You Open?