Archive for March 2015

Monday in Holy Week

​Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with … Read More

Hip Surgery and Holy Week

Mom is having hip replacement surgery on the Tuesday after Easter. Yesterday we went through the series of pre-op checks and interviews (yes mom passed muster for the surgery). The day included a class … Read More

Lent 3: Selma, Connection, Disruption

While a bit too early to make definitive comments about Selma, and while I believe moments like these should be a source of soul feeding for years, some early impressions: Connection: I was struck by how … Read More

Lent 2, Gratitude

“Compassion suits our physical condition, whereas anger, fear and distrust are harmful to our well-being. Therefore, just as we learn the importance of physical hygiene to physical health, to ensure healthy … Read More

Lent for Children

For children, Lent comes too soon. We have just celebrated the joy of Christmas and Epiphany! So, how do we invite a child into the reality and discipline of Lent while maintaining the joy of the previous … Read More

Lent, Listening and Being a School of Love

​“The Church must be above all a school of love. If it’s not that, it’s nothing. Its goal is not simply to pump knowledge into people, but to train them in the ‘way of love,’ so they may do the ‘work … Read More