The reconciling power of believing you are loved

As I often do, I turned for inspiration for this essay to the lectionary readings of the day. Among them: two vengeance Psalms, a grisly murder narrative from Esther, and a fire-and-brimstone ditty from the Gospel of Matthew, with its characteristic presaging of...

Forward Day By Day – November 21, 2017

After my parents’ divorce, my mother moved us to a different city in the same state. At the time, I didn’t understand that she was putting distance between herself and her abuser. My father told me, “You can visit me any time you want. This is your home.” I thought...

A Prayer for the Table

Wherever we gather Wherever we meet Wherever we come from Wherever we are going Come to the table.   No matter what is served No matter how much is left No matter the taste or the smell or the quality No matter the season or the time Come to the table.   Whether we’re...

Forward Day By Day – November 20, 2017

In elementary school, we learned the multiplication tables by rote. To test our mastery, we had competitions. The teacher would go down the line, firing a problem at each student in turn. A wrong answer or a hesitation sent you to your seat. The winner was the last...

Thanking the Giver

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Listen to Him

The Collect for Proper 28 tells us to listen, read, mark and inwardly digest scripture. So I did. Although I dutifully read the lessons assigned for the Daily Office, as often as not it is an exercise in scriptural review (except for the Psalms, which I find useful),...

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