Monthly Archives: November 2017

Kamehameha and Emma

These two monarchs are commemorated with the same gospel as we read on Christ the King Sunday, because they modelled their reign on public service, serving as shepherds of their people, and feeding the flocks entrusted to them with justice and mercy, except, it seems, for the occasional accident. Continue reading

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The Shepherd King

The judgement that Jesus describes is the judgement that the prophet Ezekiel promises to the sheep of God’s hand. “I will feed them with justice,” says the Lord.
And what is the justice with which they are fed? Continue reading

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Telling

We are not Survivor. They took our bodies down, stripped and swaddled, spiced and laid, restless. We are not Victim, though they nail us to whatever piece of wood they find to hand. We are Resurrection. Bury us deep as … Continue reading

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Revolution

Two centuries after the Declaration of Independence, and two millennia after the birth, death, and resurrection of the Christ, we are still prone to fall back on familiar figures of authority, and to forget the revolutionary promises of the gospel. Continue reading

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Spoken and unspoken

I tell you this one, so that we can laugh, and turn our backs for another century or so on the graveyards full of other, rotten bodies. Continue reading

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This world

A word of scripture whispered in my ear and would not let me go. Continue reading

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Blessed saints

This is the life which God has created especially for us, so that we might become fully human, creatures made in the image of our Creator, learning to reflect and resemble the divine. It is in this life that we are commanded to see one another through the lens of God’s compassion, justice, and love, to the very best of our ability. Continue reading

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