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.
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 […]
The crowds have figured out that Jesus’ movement will not culminate in a Festival of Hope (for some) while casting others to the curb.
Epiphany is everywhere. God continues to astonish and reveal God’s self in new and unexpected ways all the time – if only we had the time to pay attention.
This week, St. Leonard of Montreal leaves us to Isaiah, the prophet of old, to dance us through the panic
till we’re gathered safely in.
The table is set. There is bread. And there is wine. In the midst, brokenness
We find Jesus on the side of the road, I can only imagine stunned, at the sight of the wide-eyed rich man hanging on to the tree for dear life
We ask where God is, and all Paul can do is point to the cross.
Sometimes all we can do is see the reflection of the holy in the eyes of another. Sometimes all we can do, is grasp at the deepest reality of God’s grace and mercy through the reflective eyes of a child.