Epiphany Stars in Advent

Dear Trinity, I know that it is Advent, but I need to start with Epiphany today. As I write this reflection it is December 12th, the ordination anniversary of our rector. In celebrating her priesthood, I was reflecting this morning on one of the first “new idea” gifts that Nancy...

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LIGHT in the darkness

“We do not draw people to Christ by loudly discrediting what they believe, by telling them how wrong they are and how right we are, but by showing them a light that is so lovely that they want with all their hearts to know the source of it.”  ~ Madeline...

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Holy Hope

Dear Friends, Advent is a season of Hope. Not passive Hope. Not ignorant or blind Hope. Not sentimental or surface Hope. Deep Hope. Eyes-wide-open Hope. Perhaps Irrational Hope. Definitely roll-up-your-sleeves-and-work-your-way-in Hope. Advent is a season of Holy Hope. There is no way that I know of to tap into this...

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Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! We as a culture mark this day, once a year, as a day to give thanks. We gather around tables groaning with food, pass our plates for the familiar tastes, rub shoulders with friends and family, tell stories, perhaps argue about politics, watch football, and maybe for the...

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Gratitude

Dear Friends, On Wednesday night, I sat in club Passim, in Harvard Square. My knees were against the stage, May Erlewine (one of the most soulful singer-songwriters I know of) was singing just a few feet from me, and about a quarter of the packed audience was comprised of friends....

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