Tag Archives: Incarnation

prayer incarnate

How did you pray, body and breath, those wilderness days beneath stars that made promises, sand through your hands counting moments since creation, each grain an erosion of the whole; how did you pray, body and spirit sticky with honey … Continue reading

Posted in meditation, poetry, prayer | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Beholding glory

God’s grace and mercy have never left us, passing over us and shielding us from more than we can imagine; but how much glory can we handle, human as we are? Continue reading

Posted in Holy Days, sermon | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Bread of life

I knew, in my body and in my soul and in the core of my being that what was offered at that altar was something I needed, something I wanted, something I could not live without. I still can’t quite explain it; I still know that it is true. Continue reading

Posted in homily, lectionary reflection, sermon, story | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Epiphany wisdom, old and new

The picture that we expect to see is not always the one that is painted by God. Continue reading

Posted in Holy Days, lectionary reflection, sermon | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

God stands by God’s Word

But as high risk and heavy investment strategies go, the scheduling of those responsible to throw in their lot with the populace bears some comparison to the Incarnation. Continue reading

Posted in Holy Days, lectionary reflection, sermon | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

When Advent meets Christmas

For Mary, Gabriel has opened a portal, a wormhole, an anomaly through which our history, this moment in which the blessed Incarnation is begun, is fused with eternity. Continue reading

Posted in Advent Meditations, lectionary reflection, sermon | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Living parables

he parables within which we live are those of Moses’ mother, who shares in the history of God, remembering creation, rebuilding the ark, reclaiming her son to raise and to nurse, her love subverting the powers of imperialism even in its most beautiful and seductive form, the young woman bathing by the river. Continue reading

Posted in lectionary reflection, sermon | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment