Faith. . The Power to Become.

This morning, we heard what I believe is one of the most beautifully written passages in the Bible, the prologue to St. John’s Gospel. I am amazed at how poetically he outlines the movement of the creator from the beginning of time to the birth of Jesus. I am awed by how he manages to…

We need a little Christmas

As I reflect over the events of 2012, the words from the musical Mame , “Yes we need a little Christmas now!” seems somehow prophetic. Just in the last month, we have repeatedly witnessed how dark and evil this world can be. Thirty-five people, twenty of them children in first grade, have died as the…

The End/Beginning Is Among Us

This week, the much of the news has focused on the world coming to an end. If we are not worried enough over the alleged fiscal cliff that could change the American economy as we know it for generations to come, to add to the stress of all the dooms day news, the Mayan calendar…

O come, O come Emmanuel

O come, O come Emmanuel and ransom captive Israel, that mourns in lowly exile here until the Son of God appear. I don’t think I have felt these words more deeply as I have this weekend. I, like each of you, struggle to make sense of what happened in Connecticut on Friday. For most of…

Repair Ye The Way!

Over the past nine and a half years, I have traveled the 170 mile stretch of the New York Throughway between Syracuse and Lee, Massachusetts fifty times. And it seems, every time I have traveled this stretch of highway some part is under construction. More often than not, there are two or three sections of…

The Hope in Things to Come

I doubt there were many in America who were not paying attention to the growing. Power Ball jackpot this past Wednesday as the grand prize grew close to being $600, 000,000. It was as if you could not avoid being brought into the frenzy as every news program, both local and national, focused on the…