“In our Gospel reading today, Jesus talks about doing the will of the Father that sent him, rather than his own will. Vida Dutton Scudder was a person who sought to understand that will during the entire 92 years of her life, even if that life led her into unpopular or unorthodox places, or change direction on how she was best called to follow Jesus.”
I stood in my cardigan and stole behind a small, low altar, clinging obstinately to that other creed, the science that says that outdoor air is more effective at interrupting the spread of a pandemic virus than indoor seating allows as we circulated Word and Sacrament.
” I wonder – did Jesus go through the terrible twos? If so, how did Mary handle it? Whether he was naturally a good child, taught well by Mary, or representing God authentically, he left us lessons to follow and to apply to our daily lives, showing others the love that God and Jesus wanted us to demonstrate to one another.”