The Spirit of the Lord, Sun Dec. 17, 2017

Imagine that you sense that the spirit of the Lord God is upon me. … Re-read these italicized words and pause to internalize them: the spirit of the Lord God is upon me. These words open the Old Testament reading for the third Sunday of Advent (Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11)...

Comfort! Dec.10, 2017

What comforts you? Is it news of a friend’s recovery from a severe illness? Is it the sound of a voice of someone you care about? Is it a morning filled with sunshine or the laughter of children in a park? Is it a time of calm prayer? Comfort is at the heart of...

Surprise! Nov. 26, 2017

Ezekiel, from which we read on Sunday November 26, (Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24) wrote during the Babylonian captivity. After the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem the people had begun to question the fundamental theological and political assertions about God’s...