I have long loved this Psalm. But my food oriented youtube rabbit hole had me wondering where the oil comes from. And that got me thinking about the community and theology behind this. Listen to what I said: I worked with Psalm 133 (link).
Jesus prays that his followers may be one as he and the Father are one. Which I’ve always heard with a mournful tone as the Church is so often not one. Right now, as Churches are open so differently and we are learning new answers to the question of how we are a community, this […]
Morsels & Stories: I talked about vacation and Benedictine balance. I read from Sr Joan Chittister’s commentary on The Rule of Benedict. Sermon: Jesus promises to be with us always, also he ascends to heaven. The lessons can be found by clicking here. I worked most closely with John 17:1-11. Listen:
Morsels & Stories: I walked those gathered through an exercise I learned years ago. I would ask one question and have people gather in small likeminded groups. Then I would have those groups discuss their answers to an entirely different question. Parts of this may be confusing or mostly background noise. Sermon: I preached […]
Link: The Church, Sacraments, and Unity, Easter 7, 2013 Summary of what I was saying and why: Jesus’s prayer for the unity of the Church is great. And hard to preach. Because it is so patently not what is. Also, while I can encourage many of the other things Jesus says and Christians can, mostly, […]
The lessons can be found by clicking here. I worked most closely with John 17:20-26. Jesus prays for his Church, us, to be one. So we spent some time discussing the Church and what and how we are. Listen: