March 29, 2013

Oh, Peter, not again!

Every time…every year…you deny Jesus?!

If I were Peter, I’d claim Jesus!

Would I? Do I?


Maybe I am Peter.

Oh no, I am Peter!

Every time I look the other way when I see someone in need. 

Every time I fail to...

March 28, 2013

“I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34-35)

Since Lent is a time of self-examination and confession, let me...

March 27, 2013

“Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” (Philippians 4:8)

Paul has a great way of...

March 26, 2013

In today’s reading, Paul describes God’s wisdom not as a virtuous trait, or a well of knowledge built by experience and time. Rather, it is a living thing, autonomous, personal, and at times, elusive. Even more, it is nothing less than Jesus himself: the cosmic being who formed the universe;...

March 25, 2013

I think there is a tendency to characterize Jesus more like a superhero than a human being. The Christian faith affirms that he is both fully God and fully human, but his humanity is sometimes overshadowed by him being the son of God. We hear the stories of resurrection, healing, and miracles,...

March 24, 2013

“After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem” (Luke 19:28)

The “this” that Jesus said, before he went on ahead, up to Jerusalem, is the familiar parable of the talents, which ends with the nobleman’s ominous lines: “I tell you, to all those who have, more will be...

March 23, 2013

Saying someone has the spiritual gift of discernment is a short way of saying that they are good at helping people make hard decisions and offering support to them; that they tell the truth, as they know it, with an attitude of humility and forthrightness, being as honest as they can be about...

March 22, 2013

As a newly-minted postulant for the priesthood in The Episcopal Church, the word “discernment” carries a lot of baggage. I think about the discernment process, my discernment committee, our diocesan discernment retreat, and even the discernment paperwork. However, when we look at this word...

March 21, 2013

Simeon, a man whose only credentials were his piety, was ready to face death knowing God had provided a savior. The Holy Spirit rested on him, and he was gifted with incredible discernment to find such comfort and relief in the fear-inducing challenges of life, and death’s approach.


March 20, 2013

When I was little, I remember waking up one Saturday morning and – before I was even fully awake – knowing what I would find downstairs. I knew that I’d descend the staircase to find a beam of sun coming through the glass front door and warming a patch of the wood floor. I knew that my...


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