Day: January 1, 2015

Remembering our Baptism in the age of social media

Seeking and serving Christ in all people and respecting the dignity of every human being is at the heart of our baptismal covenant in the Episcopal Church.  Although we are a people of Incarnation, sometimes we live excarnately; given the anonymity of the internet and the collapse of contexts on social media, respecting the dignity of every human being in ministry can be more challenging online. […]

The Magazine: Being with – the gift of attention

The Magazine: Being with – the gift of attention

by Sheryll Shepard “To listen another’s soul into a condition of disclosure and discovery may be almost the greatest service that any human being performs for another.”             —Douglas Van Steere   Ciara Marcia, a dark-haired beautiful 10-year-old, sat on the footstool in the Hospice House family room. Her eyes stared blankly at the floor. […]

Speaking to the Soul: The naming and circumcision of Jesus

Speaking to the Soul: The naming and circumcision of Jesus

From the Gospel of Luke I have really enjoyed our family gatherings this year.  Hanging out with our children and grandchildren at Thanksgiving and again at Christmas, I’ve reveled in my connection to this motley band of humans.  I am a part of them as they are of me. They have names by which they […]