Welcome Home – Abiding in Christ

Sunday we continue with the Sermon Series on Living in the Resurrection: Forgiveness as the Way of Life, Love as Feeding the Sheep, and now Abiding in Christ. Learning how to remain rooted in Christ when the world pulls us in a thousand directions and our emotions pull us down, or boredom sends us out…

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Seriously Read First John

It won’t take you long, and it may be one of the most important summations of how to live our faith in relationships. It is about love, but do not miss that it has boundaries and people who are working against the cause of Christ. We often think of love as this sweet lovely feeling that…

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Easter II – the Gospel of Forgiveness of Sins

“What are you looking for?” Jesus asked his first inquisitive followers. In the Garden before he was crucified, he asked the mob of soldiers and police and religious officials, “Whom are you looking for?”  “Why are you here?” Maybe that’s the way we might put it today.  We come to know God and be known…

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Oh the Cross, Oh the Glory!

The Triduum is finally here. The “three days” feast at the very center of our faith. It is both the horror of shameful abuse, torture, and death and the glories of new life and victory over death. We do not focus much in our tradition on how terrible the crucifixion was, as I am reminded…

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