EULOGY FOR AMRITA

Amrita, for a while, talked about wanting to be a dragon – flying above our heads and destroying evil. Her imagination was limitless. This curiosity and creativity was a part of her spirit even when she was having a difficult time. Every day that I spent with her was filled with wonder and laughter. Amrita, our dragon, breathes the fire of passion into our hearts and inspires us in the way she was inspired to imagine the world into being a better place.

HOLY SPACES

In the Old Testament reading we learn of Moses setting up the tabernacle. The text is filled with lots of detail of the construction and how things were put into place. What items were necessary and where they found their homes. All of these things in order to create a context which was right for…

LEARNING TO BE FAITHFUL

Jesus’ disciples were his students. He was responsible, in part, for their spiritual formation. He instructed them through parables. He taught them as a living example. He questioned and stretched their understandings of the divine and humanity. He also prayed for them. Each of us has a spiritual teacher in our lives – a priest,…

COME AND SEE

In our Gospel reading today Nathanael asks: “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” I imagine him asking this kind of flippantly. He already believes that nothing good can come from such a place. I, for one, know exactly how it feels to have already made my mind up. Like Nathanael I have at certain…

TOWARDS RECONCILIATION

Today The Episcopal Church commemorates the life and work of Nelson Mandela. His story is one which is likely familiar to most of us. From political work in apartheid South Africa, to years in prison, to presidency Madela’s life warrants study and reflection. Words cannot do justice to the immensity of his dedication to liberation….

HOLIDAY HUMILITY

This morning many of you are likely preparing for a thanksgiving meal. Perhaps you rose early to begin preparing complicated dishes. Or maybe you couldn’t sleep last night as you prepared yourself mentally to spend time with difficult family members. You might already be on the road to the place where you will join others…

THE YOU IN LOVING YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF

Today’s appointed Gospel is the parable of the Good Samaritan. A story which I would guess that most of us have heard discussed and studied time and time again. Recently I was listening to a recent episode of author and theologian Rob Bell’s podcast The Robcast. He took on exploring the mandate of loving God…