The Only Test

    When I read today’s gospel a man came to mind who I have not thought about in many years. Ernest was a fellow parishioner at St. Ann’s in Nashville.     He was a quiet, unobtrusive man, probably in his mid-80s. He had long...

Getting Lost, Finding God

    Of all the technological advances in the past couple of decades the one that I love the most is probably the GPS, whether in my car or on my phone. As the men in my family will tell you, I have a notoriously bad sense of direction.. So I take great joy in typing...

Out of Our Tombs

    Wow! I could just stand here and look at you all morning. It is so wonderful to see your faces, or at least your eyes. It is so wonderful to hear more than one or two voices joining together to say the prayers, the psalms, the responses. It is so...

Can I Get A Witness?

    Unimaginable suffering. Excruciating pain. Bottomless grief.  Incomprehensible cruelty.  All of that is on display on this most somber day when we remember the death, the execution, of Jesus.      It’s a hard...

The Heart of a Killer

    “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.”     These words are from the 51st Psalm, considered to be scripture’s quintessential prayer of penitence. Tradition says the verses were penned by the great King David after he...

Measuring A Year

Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes. Five hundred twenty five thousand moments so dear. Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes. How do you measure? Measure a year? In daylights? In sunsets? In midnights? In cups of coffee? In inches?...

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