New Year’s Blessings

The Lord bless you and keep you! The Lord let his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you! The Lord look upon you kindly and give you peace! (Numbers 6:24-26) For a wonderful musical rendition of these blessings, google “Aaron’s Blessing” by Fernando Ortega.

Psalm 78 – God’s Goodness in the Face of Ingratitude

These things we have heard and know, for our ancestors have related them to us. We will not conceal them from our children; we will relate them to the next generation, the glorious and powerful deeds of the Lord and the wonders he has performed. (vv. 3-4) This lengthy sermon (72 verses) is given to … More Psalm 78 – God’s Goodness in the Face of Ingratitude

Celebrating the Lord’s Supper At Home (again in 2021)

I wrote and posted this reflection a year ago when churches were shut down because of a spreading COVID-19. Who could have predicted that a year later, many of us would still be leading somewhat sequestered lives? While many of us will participate in Holy Thursday services in our churches, others (not yet fully vaccinated … More Celebrating the Lord’s Supper At Home (again in 2021)

Beyond Laudato Si

Never have we so hurt and mistreated our common home as we have in the last 200 years. Yet we are called to be instruments of God our Father, so that our planet might be what he desired when he created it and correspond with his plan for peace, beauty and fullness. The problem is … More Beyond Laudato Si