LOVING THE DAILY DIVINE | Introduction to Ordinary Time
Finally, we come to the last and longest season of the Christian year – Ordinary Time.
PENTECOST SUNDAY | The Descent of the Holy Spirit
Even though most of us think of heaven and earth as distinct places, we also believe there can be “thin places” where the two are very close, overlapping even.
AND WE DANCE | Ascension Continued
The Feast of the Ascension of our Lord has traditionally been celebrated on a Thursday, the fortieth day after Easter.
THE FEAST OF THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD | Forty Days after Easter
From a young age, I was taught that the ascension of Jesus meant that Jesus was the first human to ascend to heaven, and that we, his followers, would one day go to be with him there.
DEAD BONES AND SHINING CITIES
In Ezekiel’s dream, the breath of God awakens and reconnects the bones of the fragmented selves, renews their flesh and returns to them their own life’s breath before placing them back on their own soil.
THE ROAD TO EMMAUS: Broken Hearts to Burning Hearts
Perhaps our perennial instinct to share food, drink and story as a response to grief and loss points to a gospel mystery in which we are all caught up.
In the resurrection of Jesus, we perceive what could be considered the big bang of God’s new creation exploding, as it were, as a renewing, recreating power in the midst of the old…