"That's when I want you—you knower of my emptiness, you unspeaking partner to my sorrow. That's when I need you, God, like food," wrote Rainer Maria Rilke in his Book of Hours.
Despite Jesus' greeting to the disciples, the weeks following his resurrection are
anything but peaceful for the struggling community.
I've grown a little cynical about Lenten devotion.
Epiphany: It's one of the most "religious" words there is.
These weeks from Easter to Pentecost memorialize the calling forth and sending out of Jesus' witnesses.
Years ago when my mother was quite ill, a friend copied a poem and surreptitiously slipped it into my Bible.
The journey from Epiphany to Lent brings us from the brightness of our dawning to the
bleakness of our sinfulness.
"How do you want to spend your life? We all know you can ruin it.
Our churches have attempted to corner the market on grace, to act as society's sole dispensers of salvation.
To be agents of the kingdom of God is a full-time occupation. It requires a whole-life commitment; it requires preparation and energy.
Faithfulness. For the unnamed "young girl" in the story of Naaman, it meant trusting in God’s healing power. For Amos, it was speaking truth when it would have been safer to keep quiet.
Genuine faith is never a private matter, something hidden away in ones mind and
A few years ago televangelist Robert Schuller proposed that we take another look at the meaning of Lent.