By Jean McCurdy Meade On the Second Sunday After the Epiphany, the Old Testament reading was 1 Samuel 3:1-10, and the gospel was John 1:43-51. Thus we read two stories of a person being called by God. The wo... Read More...
The external witness of vowed religious — habits, cloister, the Opus Dei (the daily round of psalms, hymns, and collects recited in chapel) — are the first things Christians notice about the monastics among them. But, of course, that is not the whole story of the charism and fruit of the religious life
Why have so many religious communities determined that the distinctive separation of religious men and women from the laity is a problem to be erased?
May our reading of John’s Gospel inspire us to write more chapters of the good news of Jesus by sharing the power of his forgiveness and the hope of his resurrection with the world God loves so much.
We may still be attracted to the holy, but disbelief permeates our faith in God because it’s what we “breathe in our times.” Therefore, it’s becoming harder – even for Christians – to view God as believable in today’s age.
August 16, the world lost one of the great preachers of the gospel.
Why might traditional Anglicans want to remain in TEC? Two words: family and witness.