Monthly Archives: June 2016

Year C Proper 9: God-mother

Children of the promise, your God
sings you lullabies of sweet surrender;
binds you with tenderness to her breast. Continue reading

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Year C Proper 8: on being right

So the shock take-home of today’s lessons might be that the Gospel is not always about being right. James and John, two of Jesus’ inner circle of inner circles, right at Jesus’ side all the way to Jerusalem – they … Continue reading

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Year C Proper 7: a brief litany of idolatry

The prophet drips irony using the voice of the idolatrous and indolent who say, “do not come near me, for I am too holy for you.” It is in itself idolatrous: the idolatry of the one who worships their own … Continue reading

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Elegy

The world is still, on the edge of tears, even as it continues, as it must, to turn night to day and business to money and traffic to weariness. The leaves tremble at an unseen adjustment of air pressure; an … Continue reading

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Learning to dance

Learning to dance the two-step, quick quick slow; sus- pended between beats,  the kiss falling from your lips – let’s say that it was caught by One who had already fallen for you, who held it like a talisman, spinning … Continue reading

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Year C Proper 6: stories

This Sunday, I will most likely preach not from the pulpit but from the steps, sitting on the floor, in the middle of our Sunday School’s end-of-year celebration. With that change of perspective comes the realization that I can’t say … Continue reading

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Year C Proper 6: David, Bathsheba, and Jesus go to Stanford

It may be that he should weep at her feet, and kiss them, the Son of David begging forgiveness, belatedly, of the daughter of Bathsheba. Continue reading

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