Palm Sunday & Good friday prepares us for the most important festival as the church. Easter is so important to us because we celebrate Jesus rewriting our fear, rewriting the story of our pain and our anguish – because our lives are often more filled with pain, fear, angst, stress, and anger. And Jesus came to rewrite those stories so that we can embrace something new (that is as old as it gets): God’s love for us.Read More
Jesus’ story of the Prodigal Son may not just be about God’s lavish welcome of the son who goes and squanders his life… but also about those of us who have lived by the rules.Read More
Jesus could look at anyone and see the goodness in them. And we… can be like him.Read More
Here we are again, friends. Another shooting at another holy place. Another person with an agenda of some sort, trying to prove a point. And then people die.
This time it was about white supremacy… but white supremacy isn’t the basis of anything. It’s just a branch on the tree of Hating Our Neighbor.Read More
Jesus is tempted in three different ways… or perhaps really just the one way. And yet he wanted something different. In our own lives, we can use new things and old things as temptations… distractions… from being present and kind to ourselves and others in our lives.Read More
Jesus’ baptism was only the beginning, and like him we sometimes have an uphill trek to face. This week’s sermon readings can be found here. The sermon was preached by the Rev. Sare Liz Anuszkiewicz at Trinity Episcopal Church in…Read More
It seems on the surface like Jesus is saying, ‘divorce is inherently a bad idea, and you’re wrong to do it’, when in fact culturally speaking, Jesus’ message seemed to be, ‘you treat women like kleenex, please stop, they’re not meant to be disposable.’Read More