Light in the darkness

The Scriptures are saturated with imagery of light; they begin with God speaking light into being and end with the heavenly Jerusalem alight with the glory of God.

Glorious apparel

Mightier than the sound of many waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea, mightier is the LORD who dwells on high.

Habemus papam!

Yesterday morning, the bishops sitting in secret conclave in St. Mark's Cathedral elected one of their brothers as the 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church, the soon-to-be Most Reverend Michael J. Curry. There was, alas, no white smoke from the cathedral chimney.