May 15, 2018

I glorified you on earth by accomplishing the work that you gave me to do. Now glorify me, Father, with you, with the glory that I had with you before the world began. (John 17:4-5) The reading from Acts and the passage from Chapter 17 of St. John’s gospel might each be described as a […]


May 8, 2018

And when he comes, [the Advocate] will convict the world in regard to sin and righteousness and condemnation: sin, because they do not believe in me; righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will no longer see me; condemnation, because the ruler of this world has been condemned. (John 16:8-11) In today’s […]


May 1, 2018

Jesus said to his disciples: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.” (John 14:27) In today’s gospel, Jesus wishes his followers the gift of peace. The “Shalom!” of Christ, however, does […]


April 17, 2018

Stephen, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked up intently to heaven and saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God, and Stephen said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God” (Acts 7:55-56). I often wonder where people who […]


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From the Editor

I have never had the pleasure of seeing Les Misérables performed professionally. The closest I came to that was watching a high school fine arts department in a suburban school district north of New York City put it on as their annual production seven or eight years ago. It was an exceptionally good show, however. […]


April 10, 2018

“There was no needy person among them, for those who owned property or houses would sell them, bring the proceeds of the sale, and put them at the feet of the apostles, and they were distributed to each according to need” (Acts 4:34-35). The first reading is an idealized summary of the Jerusalem church. Fidelity […]


April 3, 2018

Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?” She thought it was the gardener and said to him, “Sir, if you carried him away, tell me where you laid him, and I will take him.” Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni,” […]


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From the Editor

In the last half of 2017, I had the pleasure of traveling to two Asian countries where our Congregation is experiencing phenomenal growth. The Philippines and Vietnam, along with India and Sri Lanka, are generating a very high proportion of our vocations worldwide. I came away from these trips filled with a profound sense of […]


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Living As Jesus Lived

Spirituality is born of discovering and living in the power of that which moves us most deeply. It is a lifelong pursuit. “What do you treasure the most? How do you imagine the world? Peter Feldmeier says that if you are willing to ask yourself these questions, then you’re on the way to defining your […]

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Annie and the Butterfly: A Child’s Parable of Transformation and New Life

Annie was excited! She loved going to her grandmother and grandfather’s house in the country. Her mom and dad were leaving for a long weekend with friends out of town, and Annie would spend the four days at the farm not far from where her family lived. She and grandma would have time to talk […]

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