Category: Pastor’s Corner Archive

What Am I Going To Do For Lent?

Lent is here! Like most of you, I have seen many Lents come and go without any significant changes taking place in my life. Often, I seem to be the same person on Easter Sunday that I was on Ash Wednesday. It seems to me the question I need to ask myself as Lent is […]

Updated: March 2, 2014 — 10:05 am

HOW ARE THINGS GOING?

I don’t know about you but I am feeling a little restless. It’s not that I am unhappy. I enjoy what I am doing and in general life is going well for me. Some of it is probably the weather. Yet there is something deeper. There is an inner thirst for more – for being […]

Updated: February 7, 2014 — 3:42 pm

Move into a new future

Too often we get caught up either in our past or present rather than embracing a new future. Recall the old adage ” Don’t cry over spilt milk.” Both the past and present can hold us back from a fulfilling future. Lent is about moving out of the darkness of the past and present into […]

Updated: October 31, 2013 — 10:13 am

Amazing Love

This Sunday, we hear one of the most beautiful and powerful parables Jesus tells. It is about a Loving Father and two sons that fall short in accepting that love. One son comes home for the wrong reason the other son stays home and does not know  what home is all about . In the […]

Updated: October 28, 2013 — 3:21 pm

What Are We About?

In Teaching a Stone to Talk, Annie Dillard writes: “On the whole, I do not find Christians, outside of the catacombs, sufficiently sensible of conditions. Does anyone have the foggiest idea what sort of power we so blithely invoke? Or, as I suspect, does no one believe a word of it? The churches are children […]

Updated: October 28, 2013 — 3:19 pm

Seize the Moment

Lent and today’s readings are an invitation to action. In the reading from Exodus we have an account of Moses’ experience of God. It is the famous story of the burning bush. Moses saw and was fascinated by a bush that was burning but not being consumed by the fire. As he draws near to […]

Updated: October 28, 2013 — 3:18 pm

Promised Change

Today as I walked over to the church a light dusting of snow was on the ground. As I looked at the garden, the green of crocus and hyacinth were pushing up through the ground and snow. In the cold of winter, I sense the promise of spring. We know that the promise of Lent […]

Updated: October 28, 2013 — 3:14 pm

Lent an Encounter with God

In today’s readings, we hear of three transforming encounters with God. Isaiah speaks of a vision he had of God. His initial reaction is one of fear and he becomes aware of his weakness. “Woe is me, I am doomed! For I am a man of unclean lips … “ Isaiah then senses he has […]

Updated: October 28, 2013 — 3:09 pm

Courage

The dictionary defines courage as “the attitude or response of facing and dealing with anything recognized as dangerous, difficult or painful instead of withdrawing from it .” Courage costs! In today’s gospel passage, Jesus challenges his hearers to broaden their horizons. He tells them that God’s Kingdom is for all and not just the people […]

Updated: October 28, 2013 — 3:04 pm

Word and Action

We have all heard the expression “talk is cheap” or “put your money where your mouth is.” We know that much of the rhetoric in political campaigns never become reality after an election. Words are meaningless unless they are put into action . In today’s gospel passage, we have an example of someone, Jesus, who […]

Updated: October 28, 2013 — 3:00 pm

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