Monthly Archives: January 2017

Broken

At the parish where I celebrate Communion week by week, we use pita for the bread – a nice Middle Eastern connection. I tear off a small piece for each person who presents themself at the altar rail, place it … Continue reading

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Beatitudes

A sermon for the fourth Sunday after the Epiphany, and the aftermath of an executive order turning away refugees and other immigrants (including green card holders) from seven nations. The Gospel was the Sermon on the Mount: the Beatitudes (Matthew … Continue reading

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Unfinished

Silk, the colour of home patterned anew knotted behind; her fingers ache to run through his hair, silk upon silk; almost done. She leaves her gift on the bed, silk upon silk, runs to the airport, where she waits

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Truth

  Truth is not proud, running his calloused hands across the welt of guilt, knowing good from evil, deliverance from dependence on temptation to sway the scales. Truth is not innocent of the burden of each deficit of decency, quavering … Continue reading

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Mortar

blood & dust, water, sand, bone and sinew, wet cement slapped, nails etching names within the walls

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The loser gospel

A sermon for the third Sunday after the Epiphany, and the first Sunday after the Inauguration of Donald Trump as POTUS and the worldwide Women’s March. A few years ago, driving home from another church, I saw a billboard advertising … Continue reading

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Kingdom

Almighty God, great above all gods, in your hands are all the nations of the earth, and none is beyond the reach of your authority, nor of your grace. Look with compassion upon your people here, we pray, that we may … Continue reading

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