7/21 Readings: Behold and Listen

The energy spent flitting from one thing to another robs people of their time and attention and makes them incapable of discerning what does and does not matter.

6/30 Readings: The Mantle

3 Pentecost 2 Kgs. 2:1-2, 6-14 or 1 Kgs. 19:15-16, 19-21 Ps. 77:1-2, 11-20 or Ps. 16 Gal. 5:1, 13-25 Luke 9:51-62 The Lord was about to take up Elijah as he walked with Elisha, and it happened in this wa... Read more...

6/23 Readings: Anguish and Hope

If lamentation is never acknowledged from the pulpit, the people who make their home in the pews may feel that the church is deaf to their deepest cries and their worst sorrows.

6/9: Ordinary Disciples

The "old gentlemen" of Hawthorne's Custom House "must stay where they are; in the story of faith, however, such persons are often called forth."