Day: July 11, 2014

Jesus was a child who fled violence in his home country

In the midst of debate about immigrant children crossing the U.S. border from Central America, the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings notes that “the baby Jesus survived Herod’s massacre because his parents took him across a border to a land where he was safe. Just like parents in Central America who are sending their children away, […]

Who is Responsible?

by Linda Ryan Like a lot of other people, I’ve been reading and watching various reports and commentaries on the recent Hobby Lobby case. The Supreme Court voted 5-4 that Hobby Lobby should have the right to refuse to cover birth control for its employees on the grounds that it violates their (Hobby Lobby’s, or […]

Holy Land Hospitality

Psalm 119:129-136 Proverbs 2:1-9 Philippians 2:12-16 Luke 14:27-33 Today we commemorate St. Benedict of Nursia, regarded as the father of western monasticism. In the rule for his community, Benedict wrote: “Let all guests who arrive be received like Christ, for He is going to say, ‘I came as a guest, and you received Me’ (Matt. […]