Revised Common Lectionary: Showing Up

You know that phrase, eighty percent of success is showing up? That’s what Sunday’s parable feels like to me. (Who knew that Woody Allen and Jesus shared a philosophy?) The workers who endured the long hours and heat of the day earned exactly the same wages as the people who worked for about an hour before… Read More

Wednesday Prayer

Tender God, we lift toward you the makeshift family of all those joined together by shared suffering. Look with mercy, we beg you, on your people displaced by ethnic cleansing, carrying their belongings on weary backs, on those cleaning up after earthquakes and storms, looking at the wreck of their homes, searching through rubble for… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: Animals of the Flood

I remember where I was 16 years ago today when I learned what began happening at 8:46 a.m. in the United States. And I remember where I was the next few days: watching the news coverage in disbelief, trying to make sense of the never-before experienced. Now, Hurricane Irma has been having the same effect… Read More