the Silence of Ordinary Time

A space large enough to encompass the wonder …from Deacon David Hello darkness, my old friend, I’ve come to talk with you again, Because a vision softly creeping, Left its seeds while I was sleeping, And the vision that was planted in my brain Still remains Within the sound of silence   The last three ...

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 ...

A New Vision of Heaven and Earth

In this week that falls liturgically between the Feast of the Ascension and Pentecost, Deacon David has some questions for us to consider. Breathe deeply and enjoy!   I’ve been writing about emotions and the freedom we have to welcome emotions as messengers that guard our well-being. But new questions arise. What is the relationship ...

Return to Blog Home