Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Stones Would Shout

With Passover approaching and the people singing their praises, Jesus rode into Jerusalem, knowing that if the people were silent, the very stones would shout. Perhaps, as he rode along, he contemplated the stones of history shouting their truth: the stone at Bethel, the stone tablets at Sinai, the stoning stones, the stone in David's sling, the living stones...

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Already Anointed

Mary anoints Jesus. This anointing is what would happen to Jesus' body when he dies. But Mary does it now, while he is still with them. In the mystical spirituality of John's gospel, this story suggests an invitation to live beyond death -- now, not just after death. New life: flowing like a river in the desert.
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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Turning It Around

Each of us is called to consider a change of values, attitude, and perception in order for our relationship with creation to become truly respectful. This is beyond just learning to recycle. It means waking up and facing the truth of how we have squandered the inheritance. Then comes the really hard part -- to find the courage to receive God's grace!
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