Luke 10:1-11 16-20, Peace, Peace of God, Sermon, Proper 9C, Violence, Terrorism

Where is the Peace of God Today? – A Sermon on Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

Do you want peace for yourself, your friends and family, the world? How do we begin to find that kind of peace in the midst of tragedy after tragedy? Orlando, Istanbul, Baton Rouge, Dallas. The peace we seek is not conditioned on a change in the other’s behavior but a change in our own hearts. We choose whether to live with a heart at peace or a heart at war. Continue reading Where is the Peace of God Today? – A Sermon on Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

Advent Credo of Daniel Berrigan, SJ

“It is not true that creation and the human family are doomed to destruction and loss— This is true: For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life; It is not true that we must accept inhumanity and discrimination, hunger and poverty, death and destruction— This is true: I … Continue reading Advent Credo of Daniel Berrigan, SJ

Unlocking Doors – A Sermon on John 20:19-31, Easter 2

The collect and readings for the Second Sunday of Easter may be found here. The appointed gospel is John 20:19-31. When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” After he … Continue reading Unlocking Doors – A Sermon on John 20:19-31, Easter 2

“The Works of my Hands” – Thoughts on the Death of Osama Bin Laden

I have watched the news, commentaries, and celebrations about the death of Osama Bin Laden. I am not sure what to think or feel. Relief? Justice? Celebration? American pride? Sadness? I keep coming back to the Exodus story. Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the Lord: “I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously; horse and rider he has … Continue reading “The Works of my Hands” – Thoughts on the Death of Osama Bin Laden

A Franciscan Blessing For Justice And Peace

May God bless you with discomfort… at easy answers, hard hearts, half-truths, and superficial relationships. May God bless you so that you may live from deep within your heart where God’s Spirit dwells. May God bless you with anger… at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people. May God bless you so that you may work for justice, freedom, and peace. May God bless you with … Continue reading A Franciscan Blessing For Justice And Peace

May God Bless You With Anger, Tears, Foolishness

May God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression and exploitation of people so that you may work for justice, freedom and peace. May God bless you with tears to shed for those who suffer pain, rejection, hunger, and war so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and turn their pain into joy. And may God bless you with enough foolishness … Continue reading May God Bless You With Anger, Tears, Foolishness