Holding the Space: A Reflection on Bright Week

For some reason, the idea of setting the first week of Easter apart as "Bright Week" has grown more important to me over the years. It conjures for me images of open windows, refreshing breezes, singing birds, and leisurely coffees. But most of all, it brings to mind the idea of spaciousness. After all the … Continue reading Holding the Space: A Reflection on Bright Week

Everything which is Good (Julian of Norwich and the Big, Beautiful Love of God)

Last week, I took a pause from the Lenten series-within-a-series on the mystics in order to focus on keeping Holy Week. While Lent is over, I didn't want to pass up the opportunity to linger a bit in the mystics, and particular Julian of Norwich, who made an appearance in my post on Friday, but … Continue reading Everything which is Good (Julian of Norwich and the Big, Beautiful Love of God)

Surprised by Life: A Reflection on Easter

Alleluia! Christ is risen! He is risen today. He is risen for us. He is risen in the midst of sickness. He is risen in the midst of grief. He is risen in the midst of isolation. He is risen in the midst of political polarization. He is risen in the midst of societal disruption … Continue reading Surprised by Life: A Reflection on Easter

For the Life of the World (An Easter Reflection)

Alleluia! Christ is risen! Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, And upon those in the tombs bestowing life! These are the ancient Christian proclamations on this most holy of days in the Christian year. Today is the day when we proclaim from the rooftops for all to hear that God … Continue reading For the Life of the World (An Easter Reflection)

Mourning into Joy: Reflections on the Resurrection

Between the arrival of Spring and this season of Easter we’re about to enter, it’s no surprise that my mind of late has been occupied with thoughts of resurrection and new life. Both images are fertile ground as metaphors for our lives. But, whereas the metaphor of Spring suggests a slow and barely perceptible shift … Continue reading Mourning into Joy: Reflections on the Resurrection