On Holy Ground

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Many times I have thought about Joseph, Mary and Jesus in their early life in Egypt. Scripture says that an angel appeared to Joseph in a dream, telling him to quickly leave their own country, and take Mary and the...
Mary was a living witness to mercy. Even as she stood to be distrusted, disbelieved, and dismissed by her community, she sang of the power of God’s mercy (Luke 1:46-55). She witnessed to One who had been siding with the...
Many years ago, I attended a weekend retreat conducted by the Reverend Alan W. Jones. He opened and closed each meditation with the following prayer: Author of the world’s joy, Bearer of the world’s pain, At the heart of all...
The collect for the 16th Sunday after Pentecost asks that we not “be anxious about earthly things.” Yeah, right. We might as well hear, “don’t think about elephants.” There are plenty of earthly things to be anxious about: hurricanes, earthquakes,...
One day Jesus asked his disciples who they thought he was (Matthew 16:13ff). When Peter responded that he was the Messiah, the Beloved One of God, Jesus told him that he had not figured this out on his own, but...