Christ the Good Shepherd

Last Sunday, as I sat in the Fort Lauderdale airport, I overheard a father ask his teen age children how many days Moses was on Mt. Sinai receiving the Law from God.  The answer he gave was forty days.  What I became more interested in was the conversation which followed.  The younger daughter soon asked…

New Hope, New Possibility

I have come to believe, in order to live in Central New York, one has to be a person of great faith.  Every fall, as we head into winter, we journey forward in faith, trusting that spring will arrive sometime between March 21st and May 30th.  This year it has been especially hard to keep…

How did it all go so wrong?

On Tuesday evening, I prayed with our icon of the crucifixion.  As I meditated while gazing at the cross, I found myself asking how had everything gone so wrong.  There before me was God incarnate hanging lifeless on a cross.  As Pilate mockingly asked the crowd last Sunday, I too asked, why? What crime has…

Who are we? Thoughts for Maundy Thursday.

The search for identity begins with the questions, who am I,and where do I come from.  The search is a process that begins as soon as we realize  we are somehow different and separate from others.  My nephew Noah, when he was five, knew there was something unique about him.  My brother and sister-in-law adopted…