23rd Sun [B] 2015

Isaiah 35:4-7; James 2:1-5; Mark 7:31-37 Prompted by today’s readings I want to share some thoughts with you about listening and hearing — seriously hearing, genuinely hearing — and I begin with a story. It’s about a young girl in college. It was just before Christmas break. She was sitting Continue Reading →

22nd Sun [B] 2015 

Deuteronomy 4:1-2,6-8; James 1:17-18, 21b-22, 27; Mark 7:1-8,14-45,21-13 Over the past few decades we’ve all become increasingly concerned with preserving and protecting the natural environment in which we live and upon which we must survive. Ecology has entered our vocabulary. We know now about rain forests, the ozone layer, global Continue Reading →

21st Sun [B] 2015

Joshua 24:1-2a, 15-17; Ephesians 5:21-32; John 6:60-69 Today’s readings prompt me to share some thoughts with you about choices, decisions, and commitments. Each and every day we consider choices presented to us, and then make our decisions. There comes a moment when our consideration ends and we raise a choice Continue Reading →

17th Sun [B] 2015

2 Kings 4:42-44; Ephesians 4:1-6; John 6:1-15 Once upon a time a cruel hunter killed a beautiful mother eagle. A chicken full of compassion took the eagle’s egg from its nest and put it with her own eggs. It was a bit uncomfortable because the eagle’s egg was considerably bigger. Continue Reading →