After a difficult year, maybe we all need a sign that God is with us in a troubled world, and we turned our eyes to the southwestern sky for a sign of hope.Continue reading “The Great Conjunction of Promise and Hope”
There is Jesus, offering himself to the Weary, offering to carry part of their load, not to erase, but rather to ease their burdens from the heaviness of this world. And there are the people, touching Christ’s foot.Continue reading “Words for the weary”
In a time of grief and fear, of isolation and overwhelming need, hope comes in the form of loaves and fishes, hotdogs and apples.Continue reading “Loaves and fishes, hotdogs and apples”
What do Andy DuFresne and St. Paul have in common? Both men were in prison. Both men chose a hopeful way to live within a new social order. Redemption comes from choosing to live with hope and choosing to participate in the transformative power of love. Redemption comes from choosing to live in the hope of the risen Christ and choosing to participate in the transformative power of love. Continue reading “Andy DuFresne and St. Paul: Prison Perspectives”
Jeremiah bought a field and sealed up the deeds in clay jars and my great-grandmother boarded a ship bound for New York carrying a hand-cranked sewing machine. These prophetic acts were declarations of hope at a time of uncertainty. Both Jeremiah and my great-grandmother trusted that God was not done with them yet; they had a future.