Anything but Ordinary

This Sunday the Christmas decorations are gone, the manger scene is boxed up neatly on the shelf, and we break out the green vestments that heralds the coming of Ordinary Time. Part of me misses the pomp and beauty of the Christmas Season and another part of me is thankful to return to the Ordinary. … Read more

The Christmas Choice

Christmas is almost here. The birth of the Christ-child is one of great celebration and a time to connect with friends and family. And our readings this Christmas Vigil reflect that joyful time of celebration.  Isaiah tells us that we are no longer called forsaken or desolate, but rather we are called “My delight” and … Read more

Peace in a restless world

This Sunday we focus on the Hope of God’s Peace. This comes as we watch the latest mass shooting unfold in Las Vegas Nevada and as we watch Israel destroy homes and kill innocent people in Gaza because of their religion and nationality. Peace in this day and time seems so very illusive. I struggle … Read more

Love is our path

This Sunday we have a chance to read the great Christ Hymn out of Philippians. It is an amazing hymn written early in Paul’s Christian walk before the time when he started to be influenced to turn back toward a more Christian/Jewish mesh of faith. Part of what is amazing about this passage, Philippians 2:1-11, … Read more