Choosing between right and wrong is usually pretty easy. But choosing between right and right is hard.
“What is to prevent me from being baptized?” the Ethiopian eunuch asks Philip. For we who are already baptized, that question transforms into “What is to prevent me from living out my baptism?” Turns out, quite a lot…but nothing that we can’t conquer with God’s help.
How do you show love? What does love look like in action in your life? This is the question the writer of the First Letter of John asks us today. (With a little help from S. Morgenstern.)
Jesus’ life and ministry reversed and gutted so many stigmas, so many flimsy reasons for separation. And so can ours. Here’s a sermon about what Jesus’ wounds teach us.
This Sunday, we baptized our twins, Charlie and Amelia. Here’s what I said right beforehand.
The beautiful thing about the Christian faith is that it is centered around a “who,” not around a “what.” On Easter Sunday, Jesus gives us the opportunity to affirm our faith when he asks Mary this question: “Whom are you looking for?”
It’s great to have a baptism scheduled for the Easter Vigil, but we didn’t this year at St. Mark’s. I still wanted to bless the water of baptism before we renewed our baptismal covenant, so my father suggested I build the blessing into my sermon.
A first person meditation from the perspective of my favorite recurring character in the Gospel according to John, the Pharisee Nicodemus. Perhaps this is what he was thinking on his way home from burying Jesus’ body.