The Life we Wait For

This past Summer as Maureen and I prepared our move to Rhode Island, our younger daughter Kayleigh was coming to the end of her own time of transition. Kayleigh is our anxious child. Needless to say, she does not accept change well. Last winter she struggled through her senior year of college as she worked…

All Things Come of You

Several years ago, I took a group of middle school youth from Boston on a mission trip to Puerto Rico. Mind you this was not a trip to San Juan or one of the more popular beach areas of the island. Instead, we stayed in the mountain villages just above the City of Ponce.  The…

What is Truth?

This morning we are faced with what appears to be two conflicting truths when Pilot asks Jesus if he is the King of the Jews. To this Jesus answers in a bit of a riddle, neither admitting nor denying the allegation and then hinting at a royal reality that is beyond the realm of the…

Nothing is Forever

This morning, I would like you to imagine being one of the disciples. You have lived your whole life in one of the small fishing villages surrounding the Sea of Galilee. Now, because you have chosen to travel with a young Rabbi named Jesus, you find yourself in the large city of Jerusalem.  Even though…

Dream It Into Reality

This morning I want to invite all of us to do something we, as Episcopalians, are not always comfortable with. I want us to take a moment to let go of the rational, to let go of the empirical and the scientific, and to delve into what Ellen Davis refers to as the religious imagination….