grace

April 3, 2022-John 12:1-8 (Lent 5C)

Today's episode highlights the beautiful cycle of gratitude and generosity. In this short story from John's gospel we find Mary with a heart filled with gratitude for what Jesus has done and what he is yet to do. She offers…

March 27, 2022-Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 (Lent 4C)

This week's episode explores a familiar story of Jesus about a generous father with two very different sons. The “Parable of the Prodigal Son” is one of three stories of Jesus that are grouped together for the sake of illustrating…

March 20, 2022-Luke 13:1-9 (Lent 3C)

We live in a 24/7 news cycle were people are reacting and engaging with the events of day like never before. Often, we try to find hidden meaning or motives in the news we watch. We do the same in…

March 13, 2022-Luke 13:31-35 (Lent 2C)

We all respond to life's obstacles in different ways. Sometimes we press forward with stubbornness and other times we bend just a little to get along with everyone. Jesus offers us a different path. Here we find a Jesus intent…

February 27, 2022-Luke 9:28-36 (Transfiguration C)

All of us have been trained from an early age to solve problems and create solutions. Often that leads us to bad outcomes born out of good intentions. In Luke's story of Jesus' transfiguration we see a wondrous image filled…

February 20, 2022-Luke 6:27-38 (Epiphany 7C)

The Golden Rule of Jesus is, “treat people the same way you want people to treat you.” Too may times we live our lives each day as if they are some kind of transaction with other people. We judge and…

On Being With

This Christmas exhortation is written by St. Isaac the Syrian, Bishop of Nineveh, dating from the 6th century. His writing here encapsulates the hope of the Nativity and the actions that flow from it. St. Isaac invites us to confront more than…

December 25, 2021-Luke 2:1-14 (Nativity C)

The birth of Jesus is a collision between the powerful and powerless. Like so many other occasions, the grace of God is revealed at the margins or the edges. Jesus' with happens in a small town, in a single family…

December 19, 2021-Luke 1:39-45 (Advent 4-Year C)

We all have a story. That story is part of God's story which intersects the stories of others. Mary, the mother of Jesus, comes to share her story with Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist. When their stories intersect…