Be Perfect

Matthew 5:38-48   38“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ 39But I say to you, Do not resist an evildoer. But if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other also; 40and if anyone wants to sue you and take your coat, give your … Continue reading


George, Irma and Jesus

Something pretty remarkable happened during worship yesterday in one of the congregations I’m blessed to serve. The congregation gathered for worship, sang hymns, and heard scripture read. After reading the Gospel lesson from the Sermon on the Mount, I stood up to preach. Very shortly after the beginning of the sermon, though, we all realized … Continue reading


The Sacred Story

On Friday, February 7th, the world of biblical studies lost a giant. Father Daniel J. Harrington, SJ, died at the Jesuit infirmary of the New England Province of the Society of Jesus, in Weston, Massachusetts. Father Harrington was a biblical scholar of international renown, and to mark his passing, America magazine has published a link … Continue reading


Who Are You?

The fire danced and flickered, throwing dancing shadows on the wall of the cave. Outside, the cold drizzle continued to fall through the gathering darkness, soaking the already sodden countryside. A damp chill seeped into the cave, promising ice before morning, but inside, next to the fire, there was a small, fragile bubble of warmth. … Continue reading