Come, Holy Spirit

Come, Holy Spirit

This coming Sunday is Pentecost.  The description in the Acts of the Apostles makes it sound very exciting.  There are wind and fire and the building shaking.  The disciples are fired with new boldness and enthusiasm.  The message seems to be that the Holy Spirit is...
My Best Self

My Best Self

We are in early Lent. This is one of those times when many people decide to “do something” in view of this season.  We feel called to some kind of change or conversion of mind and heart.  As we know, we are always invited to examine ourselves often, perhaps every day,...
Veterans Day

Veterans Day

On November 11, we observed Veterans Day.  This date was formerly known as Armistice Day, observing the end of World War I.  The Armistice was signed at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918. In those days, that war was called “The Great...
Blessing

Blessing

In our religious language, a very frequently used word is “blessing,” or “bless.”  It is most formally connected with our ritual and the action of a priest.  There is a blessing at the end of Eucharist.  There are other occasions when we might ask a priest to pray a...
Dynamic Flow of Love

Dynamic Flow of Love

I am thinking about God. A big and mysterious topic! Depending on how we were raised and what we were taught, the topic of God may bring all sorts of images to our minds and imaginations.  As I consider these things, my mind wanders to the topic of church...