Last Pentecost 2022

Today is the last Sunday after Pentecost, also known as Christ the King Sunday.  It is the last week in our Liturgical year.  Next week is the beginning of Advent and it is the season where the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end overlap to form our circular exploration of the life of Christ andContinue reading “Last Pentecost 2022”

Proper 28 2022

Magnificent buildings can cause us to stare in awe.  Tourists travel hundreds and thousands of miles just to say they have seen the Eifel Tower, Buckingham Palace, or the Colosseum in Rome. They are wonders of human effort and ingenuity.  But as we all know, they are no match for the forces of nature: fire, water, andContinue reading “Proper 28 2022”

Proper 26 2022

Think for a moment about your favorite pre-industrial British novels or television shows.   It could be Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters, Charles Dickens, Downton Abbey, or even historical documentaries about landed estates or castles. I hope you are visualizing vast landed estates with lots of servants who have strict dress codes, manners and hierarchy and aContinue reading “Proper 26 2022”

Proper 22 2022

I was playing a violin piece for my teacher one day and I kept hitting the wrong string.  I stopped and told Todd that I must need more rosin. He laughed and gently said, “It sounds good to me.  I’m always ready to find a reason it is not me.”  Rather than admit my bow control was notContinue reading “Proper 22 2022”

Proper 20 2022

Today’s parable is one of the most difficult stories in scripture to understand, but if we put it in context, it may be a bit easier to understand Jesus’ point. He has been talking about priorities.  Jesus has pointed out that to follow him, we must make that our top priority.  Nothing should be more important: notContinue reading “Proper 20 2022”