July 26, 2020, 17th Sunday Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings: 1 Kings 3.5,7-12; Romans 8.28-30; Matthew 13.44-52 “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in joy goes and sells all he has and buys that field.” – Matthew 13.44 Sunday’s gospel begins with two parables about finding, selling, and buying. A farmer finds aContinue reading “July 26, 2020, 17th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for May 14, 2017, 5th Sunday of Easter

Scripture Readings: Acts 6.1-7; 1 Peter 2.4-9; John 14.1-12 “In my Father’s house are many dwelling places. If this were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” – John 14.2 Jesus fills his long leave taking after the last supper with advice for his friends and theContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for May 14, 2017, 5th Sunday of Easter”

Bodies Broken Open to Love

I am in my last two months of pregnancy. My body no longer belongs to me. The baby who has taken up residence in my womb the past months is making him or herself known in a whole new way. I will be perpetually uncomfortable, absorbing internal blows, adjusting to weight gain, rubbing sore feet,Continue reading “Bodies Broken Open to Love”

Gospel Reflection for October 9, 2016, 28th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: 2 Kings 5.14-17; 2 Timothy 2.8-13; Luke 17.11-17 Jesus asked, “Weren’t ten lepers cleansed? Where are the other nine?” – Luke 17.17 In Sunday’s gospel only one of the ten lepers Jesus heals returns to thank Jesus. The passage prompts us to practice gratitude to God and to one another. Being alive callsContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for October 9, 2016, 28th Sunday Ordinary Time”

The Sacred Space Between

When I practice the warrior two pose in yoga, my instructor invites us to fix our gaze somewhere in the space between our reaching middle finger and the wall. What we tend to see as dead space, I have come to see as a calming focal point. This intentional gaze has helped me see andContinue reading “The Sacred Space Between”

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”

New Life

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! –2 Corinthians 5:17 My friend is a personal trainer. She is in the midst of her busiest time of year. January 1st rolls around and without fail, she gets a slew of new clients looking toContinue reading “New Life”