Gospel Reflection for June 24, 2018, Birth of John the Baptist

Gospel Reflection for June 24, 2018, Birth of John the Baptist Sunday Readings: Isaiah 49.1-6; Acts 13.22-26; Luke 1.57-66, 80 On the eighth day Elizabeth and Zachariah came to circumcise the child, and they were going to name him after Zachariah after his father. But his mother said, “No; he is to be called John.”Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for June 24, 2018, Birth of John the Baptist”

Gospel Reflection for January 10, 2016, Baptism of the Lord

Sunday Scripture Readings: Isaiah 40.1-5, 9-11; Titus 2.11-14, 3.4-7; Luke 3.15-16, 21-22 “He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” (Luke 3.16) After the exile in Babylon many people return to the land of Israel, rebuild their city and temple, and revive their worship. Then Greek and Roman conquerors arrive, threatening the templeContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for January 10, 2016, Baptism of the Lord”

Love Made Seen

I’m a sucker for the sacraments. They always make me cry. If done well, it really is Christ’s love made tangible in this place. On Sunday our ninth graders got confirmed. I was asked to address them, so I had put a lot of time, into thinking about this specific group of young people andContinue reading “Love Made Seen”