There Is No Greater Love

 [We welcome guest blogger Rev. Jim Taylor to talk about Wondrous Encounters: Scripture for Lent by Richard Rohr, founding director of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico.]  This has been a meaningful Lenten experience, helped along by Fr. Richard Rohr’s insightful Wondrous...

Flowers or Weeds?

Each spring I wrestle with the same decision: Should I give in and buy a lawnmower? Chances are this year the answer will once again be no. (In a month or two, I’ll be having the same struggle over air conditioners!) As late winter melts into early spring, I look at the bleak brown mess in my yard and...

A Look at Psalm 8

The psalmist is thunderstruck as he contemplates creation.  His mind goes in two directions—up to God and then down to earth.  He marvels at the God who made heaven and earth, and sees that they reflect God’s majesty.  He marvels at the humans God has made to rule the world. At the same time, he...

Oh, How They Distanced Themselves!

I was one of four lectors at our Palm Sunday liturgy this weekend. The Passion was divided into parts (not the customary dramatized parts, just a way to give the long narrative a variety of voices). Perhaps because  the passage about Judas  (Matthew 27:3-10) fell to me, I noticed it more than I might...

‘What a pain!’

I remember hearing, as I was preparing for my wedding (now over 20 years ago), that a comfortable pair of shoes is a must. If your feet hurt, it shows in your face—and that will be captured forever in the photos of your special day. Whether the pain’s in your feet, your head or your joints, it’s a...

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