Sermons on Numbers

Sermons on Numbers

What is killing us, is what will save us

It’s the oddest thing isn’t it, this paradox of Christianity — that it is through our vulnerability, our ability to bear our souls to God, to go into our woundedness, that allows God to work with our souls to save us. But it’s true — and we see this pattern play out in our story from the Book of Numbers. We invite you to settle into this homily by Mother Barbara during which she speaks of the freedom which can…

Look up! – 4th Sunday in Lent Year B

Oh those Israelites. They were grumbling and mumbling their distaste with God’s plan. Their worn out bodies were wracked by the relentless heat of the day while the few blankets they had grabbed from their hurried escape from slavery were worn thin, nearly translucent. Every night, they had to huddle together, clasping the tattered material tightly around them to survive the frigid evenings. Their throats were parched, their stomachs empty, their legs ready to buckle and collapse, when from their…