Prepare: Tuesday in Holy Week

John 12:27-36   “Now my soul is troubled. And what should I say– `Father, save me from this hour’? No, it is for this reason that I have come to this hour. Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.” The crowd standing […]

Prepare: Palm Sunday

John 12:12-16 “The great crowd that had come to the festival heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord– the King of Israel!” Jesus found a young donkey and […]

Rebuild: Structures from Sacrifice

I have to admit that for a long time, I had difficulty with the Gospel passage of Jesus overturning tables in the Temple.  I’m non-violent by nature, so I am always working to find a peaceable solution, a point of communication even at the most challenging moments where words defy us.  My father reminds me […]

Third Sunday in Lent: Rebuild

John 2:13-22 The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple, both the sheep and the cattle. He also poured […]

Second Sunday in Lent: Follow

Mark 8:31-38 Then Jesus began to teach his disciples that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. […]

Wait: Being “Not-Busy”

One of the things that I hear all too often is “…I know you’re busy, but…” I might hide it on the outside, but inside I let out a huge sigh whenever I hear it.  I’m not angry at the person speaking; I’m disappointed with myself.  To me, hearing that means that I’m sending off the […]

Tallis, O Nata Lux

Text: O Nata Lux de Lumine Thomas Tallis (c. 1505–1585) Latin: O nata lux de lumine, Jesu redemptor saeculi, dignare clemens supplicum laudes precesque sumere. Qui carne quondam contegi dignatus es pro perditis, nos membra confer effici tui beati corporis. English Translation: O Light born of Light, Jesus, redeemer of the world, with kindness deign […]