Gospel Reflection for May 22, 2016, Trinity Sunday

Sunday Readings: Proverbs 8.22-31; Romans 5.1-5; John 16.12-15 “The Spirit will glorify me because the Spirit will take what is mine and declare it to you.” (John 16.14) Most Christians grasp as Creator and God as incarnate Son more easily than an image of God as Spirit and guide. We see the creator in parentsContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for May 22, 2016, Trinity Sunday”

Gospel Reflection for May 8, 2016, Ascension

Sunday Readings: Acts 1.1-11; Ephesians 1.17-23; Luke 24.46-53 Jesus spoke to his disciples, “Thus it is written that the messiah would suffer and rise from the dead on the third day and that repentance and forgiveness of sin would be proclaimed in his name to all the nations. You are the witnesses of these things.Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for May 8, 2016, Ascension”

A More Compassionate Church

The other day, I listened to two Lutheran women talking about a Catholic wedding one woman went to. When it came time for communion, she wasn’t sure if she should go up. She saw other non-Catholics go, so she did, too. She took the wafer and dipped it in the chalice, as is the customContinue reading “A More Compassionate Church”

Gospel Reflection for May 31, 2015, Trinity Sunday

Sunday Readings: Deuteronomy 4.32-34, 39-40; Romans 8.14-17; Matthew 2816-20 “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to observe all I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28.19-20) Our God is no smug solitary being enclosed inContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for May 31, 2015, Trinity Sunday”

Bread

I love communion. It is a mysterious ritual that always lives a bit beyond our human understanding. I love bread. I married a man who makes bread from scratch– baguettes, pizza dough, bagels and loaves of cracked wheat fill our kitchen with flour and the smell of goodness rising. I love sharing meals with people,Continue reading “Bread”