Sunday, April 12, 2015
Sunday, April 5, 2015
"....when a willing victim who had committed no treachery was killed in a traitor's stead, the Table would crack and Death itself would start working backward" C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
O grave, where is your victory? St Paul to the Corinthians
Friday, April 3, 2015
Every year on Good Friday I watch The Passion of the Christ. The crucifixion of Jesus lets us see how the effects of rebellion against God tear the fabric of the whole creation. Sacrificial love is the one thing that can heal our world, but true love means vulnerability, and in this world vulnerability means suffering. Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. Yes, It is finished, but God forces his love on no one. Follow Jesus in suffering love and find the healing that turns the world upside down.
Sunday, March 15, 2015
The following is in two parts. The first is the homily I actually preached for today's texts. What follows is what I first wrote, but decided it was too "thick" for everyone to follow (trying to cram too much into too limited space). I include it, though, because––for those interested–– it fills in "reading between the lines" for what was actually preached.