Taking the Side of Love

Last week we heard the story of Jesus’ first visit to his hometown synagogue after his baptism.  Jesus had already achieved a bit of fame for his teaching in other synagogues throughout Galilee.  And now he makes his homecoming to Nazareth.  There’s a heightened...

Rethinking Water into Wine

If you’ve been following the Gospel readings in the lectionary from week to week, you may find that today’s Gospel—the wedding at Cana, a town near Nazareth—catches us a bit off guard.  Christmas was not even a month ago, and images of the infant Jesus are still fresh...

Epiphany: The Radiant Oneness of God

Today is the first day after Christmas.  That may sound a bit strange for some, but it’s important to remember that Christmas is a season of 12 days, not just one day.  Immediately following Christmas is the Feast of the Epiphany, which we celebrate today.  When the...

Christmas Eve: Follow the Light of Christ

If you’ve been with us at St. Aidan’s over the last four weeks, you’ll know that each Sunday we’ve been lighting a specific candle on the Advent wreath.  On the wreath are four candles, and each represents a particular virtue that we long to see realized in the world...