Aug 2, 2021
All three of our readings address hunger. There is hunger for food as the Israelites journey in the wilderness. In our Gospel reading, the crowd is hungry and wants Jesus to feed them again as he did when the 5000 gathered and they received bread and fish. Today we also hear about spiritual hunger and the one who can...
Jul 26, 2021
Life is filled with expectations. Expectations we have of others and expectations we have of ourselves. Today, John's account of the Feeding of the 5000 relates a story about expectations placed on Jesus and how he responds.
Jul 19, 2021
The opening words of the well-known 23rd Psalm bring most people comfort. The pastoral images of still water, pastures and a table set are idyllic. The assurance of protection in the face of trouble gives us peace. That first line points to the source of this comfort and peace – The Lord. No other shepherd will do –...
Jul 12, 2021
Tragic events happen, but how do we live in a world that sets priorities of pride and ambition ahead being a beloved community? There is another way of living, another kingdom that Jesus proclaims. This is a kingdom in which you are claimed and baptized to live God's mercy and justice.
Jul 5, 2021
Isn’t it strange sometimes how Jesus seems to think just the way I think, believe what I believe, and get annoyed with the same kind of people that annoy me? Strange indeed. When this happens, we know that we have domesticated Jesus the Messiah. We have turned him to our purpose and made him in our own image, instead...