Put to Death

On Fridays we remember the death of Christ.  In this death Christ set an example of the extreme to which we should all pursue love--that love is impossible if we do not die to ourselves.  Many of us take this in a literal sense and can easily nod our heads, yes, we would die for Christ if the situation ever arose (which we know, gladly, will likely never come).  But everyday we have the opportunity to die for Christ.  There are innumerable situations in which we must choose between living for our … [Read more...]

Lamenting the Unspeakable

The shootings in Colorado, call us again to face what we can only call the Unspeakable.  To name it gives it shape, to fight it definition, when in fact we are up against the borders of being--the abyss that eats away at the Good creation God has given.  Our only response can be the response of our ancestors in the faith--to lament.  In lament we mourn, we do not answer, we do not reason, we do not try to make sense of what is senseless--seeking some motive that might give a twisted rationality t … [Read more...]


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