Day: February 21, 2021

Advocating for Advocacy: Deacon Jason Burns

The causes of mental illness range from biological to environmental and everything in between. My own anxiety issues are biological, it is literally a part of my DNA and because of the wonders of modern medicine my illness is in check, at least most of the time. There was a time when I refused to acknowledge that I was struggling, but with time accepted it and asked for help.

How do we observe Lent when the whole year has been Lent?


Someone once said that the best way to predict the future is to be the future, to live in such a way that you are being the very future you want. The same is true about Easter, and Resurrection, and New Life: the best way to experience Easter is to act as if Easter is already here. That’s what Lent can be about; it can be about living into Easter, acting in ways that bring new life to ourselves and to the world, whatever our present hindrances may be.

A Virtual Retreat

“Perhaps Perseverance will help me to lay aside some of the things that cause me grief so that I stretch into God’s presence.  The Creator God’s love for me, for the particular human being that I am, is one of the most profound paradoxes I know.  It is impossible to wrap my mind around it — even more impossible than wrapping my head around Mars.”