Pentecost 2020

Pentecost 2020

Hard and Holy Work

Very often, the work of faithful people is to notice and attend to our place in the larger salvation story by God of God’s people. We do this in many ways, in whichever ways work for us, as we hear and respond to the invitation of God to discover our authentic selves and set it within the truth of God. This is a life time journey. One common way to hear this invitation to discover the truth of ourselves is…

Holy Silence

My son Andrew and I headed up the mountain together, or at least the hill, in Castine, Maine many times. With Phillip safely tucked in for his afternoon nap, and his grandparents watching over him, Andrew and I would make our daily trek toward Dyce’s Head Lighthouse, where we would rediscover the path leading to the boulders, where we could sit and read the afternoon away. We listened to the waves crashing on the shore, while breathing in the fresh,…

Feast Day of Pentecost Sermon

A miracle happened on the Feast Day of Pentecost. The force of love, which was released through the power of the Holy Spirit, a gift from Jesus, allowed people of many different nations, ethnicities, languages, and cultures to hear each other’s truth, to become obedient (which means to listen deeply with the heart) to each other’s inner essence or soul, and in turn, speak the same language, the only means of communication that really matters, the poetry of love. Miracles…