Following Jesus

In this morning’s Gospel, Jesus calls us to follow Him. But what does it mean to literally follow Jesus? In reading through Jesus’ edicts to those he calls to follow, it is clear, very little if anything is to get between us and Him. Two of those called offer legitimate reasons for delay. One asks…

The Geresene, Yesterday And Today.

Every Sunday, rain or snow or shine, the Reverend Debbie Little rolls a portable altar out of the Episcopal Cathedral’s basement, across Tremont Street and into a small grove on the Boston Common. She is often followed by a hand-full of volunteers from the surrounding suburban churches armed with sandwiches and musical instruments. Together, they…

What Do We Pray For?

In the movie Bruce Almighty, after a round of disappointments, the main character complains that God is not doing God’s job right. God responds by making Bruce God for two weeks. How many of us have often wondered what it would be like to be God, or better yet, imagined the things we would change…

Who are the Widows of Nain?

Her name was Babatha, she lived during the first part of the second century in what was then the southern part of Palestine. As was expected of women of her day, she married young, and bore a son. Soon after her son was born, her husband died and like other women of her day, she…

Am I Worthy of God?

One part of the Roman Mass I have always liked is their Prayer of Humble Access. It is said by the people just prior to receiving communion. “Lord I am not worthy to have you come under my roof, but only speak the word and your servant will be healed.” This prayer is based on…