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Sometimes I’ve wondered how I might have responded had I lived in Galilee during Jesus’ ministry. Would I have paid attention to him and to his movement? Would I have listened and responded…(Read More)

How, then, do we honor our Baptismal Covenant and “proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ” when “evangelism” in the traditional sense gives us the heebie-jeebies? how do we move from, in the words of church consultant Andrew D. Weeks, from “friendly fellowship” to “risky hospitality…(Read More)

Teresa of Avila


Commemoration of Teresa of Avila We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now; and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies. For in hope we were saved. Now hope…(Read More)

Friday, October 14, 2011 — Week of Proper 23, Year One Samuel Isaac Joseph Schereschewsky, Bishop of Shanghai, 1906 Today’s Readings for the Daily Office (Book of Common Prayer, p. 988) Psalms 16, 17 (morning) // 22 (evening) Jeremiah 38:14-28 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Matthew 11:1-16 I want to think a…(Read More)

God knows infinite things, all things, and heeds them all in particular. We cannot “do two things at once,” that is cannot give our full heed and attention to two things at once. God heeds all things at once. He takes more interest in a merchant’s business than the merchant, in a vessel’s…(Read More)

His Eye is on the Sparrow


When I felt so small, weak and invisible, it was comforting and empowering to imagine God watching and delighting in me…(Read More)

Articulating the Word


All of today’s readings in the Daily Office seem to reflect on the complexities of speaking God’s Word prophetically…(Read More)

Psalm 107:23-32 2 Kings 2:19-22 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 Mark 6:45-56 “The service we render to others is really the rent we pay for our room on this earth. It is obvious that man is himself a traveler; that the purpose of this world is not ‘to have…(Read More)

October 8 – Commemoration of William Dwight Porter Bliss and Richard Theodore Ely The spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to the prisoners…(Read More)

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