People Look East: Furrows Be Glad

Furrows be glad though earth is bare, One more seed is planted there, Give up your strength the seed to nourish, That in time the flower may flourish. People look East and sing today: Love the rose is on the way. After a lovely extended Fall, there is no doubt that Winter has arrived in … Continue reading People Look East: Furrows Be Glad

The Beginning of the Good News: A Reflection for Advent 2, 2020

A former priest of mine used to tell a story that has really stuck with me. He was traveling in Europe and was able to get an audience with a monk famed for his wisdom. With great difficulty, through their language barrier, he was able to tell this monk of his plans and what he … Continue reading The Beginning of the Good News: A Reflection for Advent 2, 2020

People Look East: Set the Table

People look East the time is near, Of the crowning of the year: Make your house fair as you are able, Trim the hearth and set the table. People look East and sing today, Love the guest is on the way! I'm definitely not alone when I say that I love all the special music … Continue reading People Look East: Set the Table

An Apocalypse of Presence: A Reflection for Advent 1, 2020

Well friends, we've made it to Advent once again. One of my most vivid childhood memories of this season is gathering with other children at the front of the church lighting an Advent wreath. In this tradition, each week of Advent, we would light one of five candles — three purple, one pink, and one … Continue reading An Apocalypse of Presence: A Reflection for Advent 1, 2020

The King’s Justice

Today is the last Sunday before Advent, and therefore the final Sunday of the Western Christian calendar, known as Christ the King, or Reign of Christ Sunday. It's fitting that the Church sets apart this day of endings and beginnings — the fulfillment and fruition of the whole year from Christmas, Epiphany, Easter and Pentecost … Continue reading The King’s Justice