Behold my grace through vessel, see my love / in bark-covered-twisted-winter-dead tree.
Many times over the years I’ve heard Episcopalians insist that Advent is not a penitential season.
John Keble sees in St. Matthew an image of the businessman: only concerned with money, day and night.
True repentance demands our cooperation in the midst of God’s graceful work.
One of the things I have been astonished by in my six years of parish ministry are the varied ways that self-hatred imprisons us and perpetuates our propensity to sin. The work of “self-examination” called for ... Read More...
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?
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.
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.