For the past thousand years, friends of God aspiring to the Way of Jesus have traditionally celebrated this first Sunday after Pentecost as “the Feast of the Holy Trinity.” In gatherings from catacombs to cathedrals, potlucks and Eucharists have been shared in honor of this daring revelation, unique among our monotheistic siblings: That the One […]
Dying, Christ absorbs our death. Rising, Christ restores our life. Christ returns again in glory Ever-New Even now As we gather here. How do we best acknowledge those who have passed on? It’s been just over four months since my mom died to this world of sensation and tangibility. We were finally able to hold her […]
I’m astonished at how much can change in the turn of a season. In late January this year, my mom died. It had been Christmas, just before. But it didn’t feel like Christmas. My mother-in-law had died just two months before; my parents and my children were separated from each other by hours and […]
This Lent, we have a choice: between ‘tempus edax rerum’ and ‘memento mori’: Do we let time devour us, or truly digest our lives?
With the gifts of the magi and the looting of the capitol, we experienced two contrasting Epiphanies this week — one in sacred time, the other quite ‘profane.’ Yet they might lead us each to a similar place of sacred pause: to dreams, signs in the heavens, intuitive gifts and obedience to magic — keeping […]