Tag Archive | spirituality

Racism in America (part six)

We continue our series on Racism in America with four short articles this time. I hope you had a chance to dig into Bishop Mark Sykes’ courageous pastoral on racism and white supremacy that I published in Tuesday. If not, you can find it on the right side of my site at the top of […]

A Prayer for the Fourth of July 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters, This is an actual image of one of the four panels of the words of Thomas Jefferson emblazoned upon the walls of perhaps America’s most sacred shrine, the Jefferson Memorial. The image was taken in October 2007 on my first pilgrimage to pray for our country’s transformation. As I offer my thoughts, […]

The Feast of Corpus Christi ~ Body broken ~ Blood poured out for you and all the world!

The Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christ) Sunday, June 14. 2020 Dear Friends, Today is our Roman Catholic Feast of Corpus Christi in which pause to appreciate and give thanks for the wonderful gift of the holy Eucharist. I’d like to reflect for a moment on what we Catholics believe about […]

The Feast of the Most Holy Trinity ~ Caught up in the circle of their love!

The Feast of the Most Holy Trinity ~ Sunday June 7th, 2020 Dear Friends, We Catholics (and most Episcopalians) recite these words Sunday after Sunday.  (And some Lutheran congregations as well.) But I have a question for you: Do you ever think about what you are saying or reciting? Will you allow me to help […]

Pentecost Sunday 2020 ~ We need God’s Spirit now as ever before!

            The Great and Glorious Feast of Pentecost              Sunday May 31st, 2020  What would it be like to have something like “tongues of fire” descend upon the group with whom you were meeting? You’d be a little shocked, right? Well let me tell you […]

You will be my witnesses to the ends of the earth!

The Feast of the Ascension  ~ May 24th, 2020 We’re coming to the conclusion of our Easter season now, even if we don’t see any end to this drasted  coronavirus. I’ve enjoyed writing these Easter blogs for you because it’s impacted my own spirituality as I was researching and writing for you. The Feast of the […]

The Sixth Sunday of Easter ~ Jesus said he would send someone else to help us!

The Sixth Sunday of Easter ~ May 17, 2020 Ordinarily we human beings try to make provisions for those we will leave behind when we die; Jesus, who became fully human and fully immersed in all that we are and do, was no exception. Some of us are concerned with anticipating and attending to the […]

The Fifth Sunday of Easter ~ I am the Way and the Truth and the Life

The Fifth Sunday of Easter ~ May 10th, 2020 Many of us are struggling in one way or another ~ most of us financially ~ because of the coronavirus crisis and its lingering effects among us. So we might gladly hear as good news Jesus’ opening line in today’s gospel: “Do not let your hearts […]

Shepherd me, O God ~ Do you really want God to shepherd you?

The Fourth Sunday of Easter ~ May 3rd, 2020 Good Shepherd Sunday Have you ever thought about how shepherds handle their sheep? In many places even today they follow their shepherd, who walks in front of them. They’re not goaded like cattle. Cowboys herd cattle from behind, pushing them forward. Not so with sheep. Muse […]

The Third Sunday of Easter ~ You will know him in the Breaking of the Bread

THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER ~ April 26, 2020 Wouldn’t it have been wonderful to take a walk with Jesus down a country road? Think about it.  That’s what I want you to do with me right now in your imagination. Let’s go back as  the two disciples walk with Jesus and walk along with […]