Archive for January 2008

Transfiguration

Tiny starof morning.Born in thesmallest of stablesspreading from mangerto shepherdto magito belovedto teacher.Expanding outinto the universe.Calling everyone and everythinghome to the heart of Love.Transfiguration revealswhat was always there:A supernova explodinginto our hearts and minds.Now we feel the black holetugging pulling dragging usinto that heartin our journey through Lentto the fullness of Easter. The story of…

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Epiphany 3

Thoughts toward a sermon. Readings are here. When Jesus heard that John had been arrested, hewithdrew to Galilee. He left Nazareth and made his home in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, The frustrating thing about the Gospels is the lack of details about motivation – feelings – etc. I…

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Second Sunday after Epiphany

The readings for 2 Epiphany are here. Isaiah tells the community that they are to be a light to the world – switching back and forth, in the style of prophetic writing, between a representative individual and the community – he tells them that even though they feel week and outcast – they are chosen…

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Baptism of Jesus – more

We used this image in our EFM online class last night – it seems to capture that sense of being brought into new life. Painting by Laura James

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Baptism of Jesus

Thoughts on Sunday’s sermon: Readings are here. Then Peter began to speak to them: “I truly understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.” Peter speaks these words following his experience that confirmed to him that the gentiles were full…

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Epiphany

Last week blogger Marshall Scott published an essay on Episcopal Cafe on the opera Amahl and the Night Visitors. Originally seen on TV in the 50s, it is one of my favorite pieces of music to listen to at this time of year. He cites some of the lyrics about the Christ child and his…

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