Dusty, Broken, Precious
Bob

Dusty, Broken, Precious

I never quite know who it’s going to be, but I always know it’s going to happen. Every year on Ash Wednesday, I mark the sign of the cross on people’s foreheads with the words, “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” And every year, one of those people sticks in … Continue reading

Bob

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

Bob

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