Do you hear that?

From Deacon David…   The Sounds of Silence I wrote last week that the “story of how spirit animates matter and how self-offering releases spirit is the narrative of Ordinary Time.” When I read these eighteen words today, they seem simultaneously loaded and empty. Religious language often has this paradoxical quality: it may sound deeply ...

Launching into Ordinary Time

From Deacon David…   Truth is Hidden in Plain Sight Burna and I are on our annual summer pilgrimage to the Great Lakes to visit Burna’s mother, our daughters and their families, and special friends. In a friend’s home in Kearney, Nebraska, every room has pictures of wild iris and bamboo, calligraphy scrolls, delicate ceramics, ...

The Orchid and The Universe

From Deacon David…   The Orchid and The Universe It’s the week between Pentecost and Trinity Sunday. Last Sunday Rev. Denise spoke about shared human experience—the heart-to-heart experiences of music, love, mercy, kindness, and joy. This coming Sunday we’ll receive Bishop Francis and together ordain Bonnie as a deacon. I’m feeling lifted up by the ...

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