Faith

Waiting for Everything

Year A Isaiah 35:1-10 Canticle 15 James 5:7-10 Matthew 11:2-11 May the words of my mouth O God…  speak your truth… When there’s going to be a space launch…  like Thursday’s Falcon 9 rocket…  which deployed an array of low-Earth orbit satellites…  there are literally hundreds…  if not thousands of variables which must be seamlessly integrated and precisely...

Reformation Sunday

Year C Jeremiah 31:31-34 Psalm 46 Romans 3:19-28 John 8:31-36May the words of my mouth O God…  speak your truth… Honey bees live together in large…  well-organized family groups…  they are social insects…  not solitary ones…  and because of that…  they engage in a variety of specialized tasks not practiced by the thousands of the solitary ones…  complex...

Saints and Sinners Both

Year C Sirach 35:12-17 Psalm 84:1-6 2 Timothy 4:6-8,16-18 Luke 18:9-14 May the words of my mouth O God…  speak your truth… The Book of Sirach was written during the four-hundred-or-so year period…  after the last book of the Jewish Testament… Malachi…  was written…  and before the first book of the Christian Testament…  1 Thessalonians…  was written…  which...

Faith is But the Beginning

Year C 2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c Psalm 111 2 Timothy 2:8-15 Luke 17:11-19 May the words of my mouth O God…  speak your truth… We talked last week…  about how faith…  even the size of a mustard seed…  is enough… because our lives…  our work…  our challenges…  our successes…  our formation…  and maybe especially our growth into boundlessness… ...

Mustard Seed Faith

Year C Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4 Psalm 37:1-10 2 Timothy 1:1-14 Luke 17:5-10 May the words of my mouth O God…  speak your truth… Every year…  on the first Sunday in October…  Christians around the globe celebrate World Communion Sunday…  which is a day to remember that Jesus is the Head of the Church…  and on this day…  people draw...