The Empty Chair

For those grieving the loss of a loved one, Thanksgiving and “the holidays” can be a particularly difficult time. Anticipation of these special days begins early and so I’m posting this prayer today… A Prayer at an Empty Chair This Thanksgiving, Lord, there’ll be an empty chair at our table, an ache in our hearts […]

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Christ the King

When we were young, we had the time to indulge our imagination. We pretended to be famous, wealthy, powerful. Of course we grew up, but sometimes not out of those fantasies. In fact, multi-billion dollar industries are dedicated to making those dreams come true. But only for a while. And always for a price. Let’s […]

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When? Now!

At this time when we near the end of another liturgical year, the Lectionary includes gospels about the end times that call for us to look far into the future. These gospels inevitably paint a dark and dismal picture of calamity and doom, and so we often dismiss them. The apocalyptic (the word “apocalyptic” comes […]

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Without Calculating The Cost

In this Sunday’s gospel Jesus is observing how people of his time were making donations to the treasury. The score is clear—scribes: 0; widow: 1! But another layer of interpretation might be opened up besides considering who wins or who loses, who is miserly or who is generous, who is hypocritical or who is hon­est. […]

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We Remember Them

The month of November is typically characterized by remembrance of the departed. Recalling our loved ones and considering our own mortality prompts deep emotions. And so… WE REMEMBER THEM. At the rising of the sun and at its going down We remember them. At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter […]

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