Say “Follow Me!”

Say Follow Me Pentecost 2; Matthew 9:9-13 Say “Follow me!” It’s what some try to do, though few will leave position, power and wealth as Matthew did, inspired to follow you. Perhaps his soul was drawn to greater health. His healing meant he recognized your truth, reclaimed ideals he’d left upon a shelf, integrity abandonedContinue reading “Say “Follow Me!””

Variations on Pentecost

Variations on Pentecost Day of Pentecost; John 20:19-23, Acts 2:1-21 To some the Spirit comes as breath to breath that wakens us to risen life in Christ. We know him and rejoice, receive his peace. Assured that we are sent as he was sent, we venture forth, commissioned to forgive. Our Pentecost may be aContinue reading “Variations on Pentecost”

Altar to an Unknown God

Altar to an Unknown God Easter 6; Acts 17:22-31 Perhaps an altar to an unknown god would not be solid slabs of stone or wood that brute force wrestled from the gaping sod and carved with symbols little understood. Perhaps some legs of driftwood, bare and white, would hold a sheath of woven bark andContinue reading “Altar to an Unknown God”

Many Dwelling Places

Many Dwelling Places Easter 5; John 14:1-14 Creator of diversity, you value all that’s odd and wild; at home in vast infinity, you house creation as your child. Your home has multitudes of rooms with space most generously to spare for different ways to be expressed, and guests to be unique yet share. Your homeContinue reading “Many Dwelling Places”

The Road to Emmaus

The Road to Emmaus (sing to tune Christe Sanctorum, Christ is the world’s light TiS246) Easter 3; Luke 24:13-35 We know that weary way, burdened, walking, talking, thinking returning might relieve our grieving. Though Jesus does come near, eyes are kept from seeing Christ risen, God with us. When someone walks with us, asks toContinue reading “The Road to Emmaus”