At St. Brigids, we practice a “shared homily” or sermon.
The time of reflection is invited by the bell, leading into a period of silence and stillness. A designated preacher offers their prepared reflections on the week’s appointed readings from the Bible.
After another time of silence and stillness invited by the bell, members of the community are invited to help complete the homily by adding their own reflections. These sermon archives only reflect the jumping-off point for our shared homily, and don’t reflect the depth and breadth of reflection shared by our community.
If we are going to choose sides then we are going to choose the side of love. We are going to choose the side that sits down together to listen and to be heard, to share a meal, even and especially if we are not the same.
We can take our lead from Michael and put up a fight against evil. All of us have some form of dragon that we are fighting.
Meaning, healing and belonging: three simple words that capture what we’re longing for in these days when violence and prejudice capture the headlines.
To move forward with God, we need to move beyond the noise.
The emerging Transfiguration script challenges the status quo and it can be scary for so many of us because once the script is changed there is no going back.
The kingdom of God is plucky. It will not be rooted out. It will provide sustenance and home for those you’ve ignored, and those you’ve pushed to the side.
What if our yoke with and for each other is to treat everyone we encounter with kindness? As Christians, how are we to act with each other?
We are a people of a story, yours, mine, ours and all those who have come before us.
As we gather around the table tonight, may we allow ourselves to receive unconditional welcome from Jesus the stranger.
Early in the third century, the reigning Roman emperor – whose name was Septimius Severus – was able to quell a series of civil wars that were, quite unfortunately, destabilizing the Empire. The Empire – as Empires are wont to do – was seeking to expand. But it was a time of upheaval. Priorities of […]