Two things I have noticed about myself as I have grown older: I tell the same stories over and over to my friends, and if I have a Lenten resolve at all, it is coupled with a vague desire to lose weight. Am I alone in this?
This Lent I … Continue reading
A St. Matthew’s parishioner who attended with regularity died a few weeks ago. I didn’t really know him at all, but we sat in the same section at church. When I saw the news that he had passed away, I felt compelled to attend his funeral to demonstrate solidarity for … Continue reading
Kind Maker of the world, O hear
The fervent prayer, with many a tear
Poured forth by all the penitent,
Who keep this holy fast of Lent!
-Hymn 56, from 1940 Hymnal
I’ve always liked Lenten music – it’s more serious. Fifty years ago, … Continue reading
I am struck by the similarity of our extreme-right Republican politicians, Christian fascists and Muslim jihadists.
- They are all bullies.
- They have absolute beliefs.
- There is no room for compassion nor compromise.
- It is all about power not belief.
God waits patiently.
At a recent … Continue reading