Via crucis

Behold my grace through vessel, see my love / in bark-covered-twisted-winter-dead tree.

True repentance

True repentance demands our cooperation in the midst of God’s graceful work.

A church that loves the prophets

Are the prophets merely the forerunners of the non-profits, God’s agents of social improvement in the lives of those who need it most?

Advent gumbo

The work of preparation involves paring or trimming things out of our lives, like using a paring knife to trim the vegetables and cut away the fat from the chicken in a gumbo.

Good news! Repent!

The Gospel reading for this week, in which John called all of us to repent is indeed good news. It is good news precisely because it demands that we face God’s grace and allow ourselves to be changed by it.