Treasuring Hunting for Lent – An Ash Wednesday Meditation

What should I do for Lent this year? What should I read or study or give up or take on? These are good questions, but they are not Jesus’ question. Jesus wants to know what we treasure. Jesus is getting to the heart of the matter—our hearts.

I Don’t Want To Do Lent This Year

As I write this reflection it’s the third week in Epiphany and I’ve been thinking about Lent for a couple of weeks now. I am thinking about Shrove Tuesday; the pancake supper, the palms we will burn, and the ashes…

Sowing More than 52,000 Seeds – A Sermon on the Parable of the Sower, Matthew 13:1-23

We often speak, and rightly so, of the gospel as the “good news,” the good news of Jesus Christ. God in Jesus has entered the world in a new way bringing new life, offering new hope, and inviting us to…

A Lived Amen – A Sermon on John 17:6-19; Easter 7B

The collect and readings for the Seventh Sunday of Easter may be found here. The following sermon is based on John 17:6-19. “Protect them from the evil one,” Jesus prays. We live in a dangerous world. I’m not telling you…

Inner Space: Journey to the Heart

What comes to mind when you hear the word “space?” Physical surroundings? The beauty of creation? The wide open spaces of West Texas? The final frontier and the voyages of the starship Enterprise? The Apollo missions, space shuttle flights? Yes,…

Pray in Silence – St. John Cassian

"But whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret" (Matthew 6:6). This may be fulfilled by us as follows: we make our request within our room when, drawing…

Brother Lawrence – Chapel of the Heart

It is not necessary to be always in church to be with God, we can make a private chapel of our heart where we can retire from time to time to commune with Him, peacefully, humbly, lovingly; everyone is capable…

Sobriety, the Guardian of the Spirit

Sobriety is a guardian of the spirit. It stands on guard day and night at the gates of the heart, to sort out the thoughts that present themselves, to listen to their suggestions and to observe their intrigues. In the…

Entering the Temple of the Heart

If the heart is the most authentic temple of God, the truest dwelling place of God, then it is also our true home. It is the deepest and most authentic part of our humanity, the place of wholeness and integration.…

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