As we continue our work of anti-racism and answering Jesus’ call “Follow me” we will be reading and discussing James Cone’s The Cross and the Lynching Tree, a pivotal work of Black Liberation Theology. This discussion will take place on Zoom. Feel free to join (using the same link) at either Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. or Thursday …
Doubt is an ebb and flow with faith. Even in Thomas’ doubt, in our doubt, Jesus’ love doesn’t wax or wane. While our doubt and faith ebb and flow, Jesus’s love is constant for us.
As daffodils break from the ground in bloom and shots break the skin of our arms, death has been defeated.
“Death was angered when it met you in the pit.” It was angered because it was abolished. It was angered because it was mocked. It was angered because it was slain. It was angered because it was chained up. Death swallowed a body and choked on God.
An extemporaneous reflection for Holy Saturday.
The Stations of the Cross will premier at 12 noon, Friday, April 2. These stations are modified from a version created by the Rev. Dr. Joseph Kovitch, St. Matthew’s, Westerville, OH.
Today on this Good Friday, when Jesus lets himself be betrayed handed over to sinners, and dies because of our sins, it is in the cross of Christ we glory.
Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. “‘I give you a new commandment,’ Jesus said, ‘that you love one another.’”
The Rev. Joseph Peters-Mathews is the vicar of St. Hilda St. Patrick. The sermon for Sunday, March 28, was preached in response to Philippians 2.5-11 and Mark 14.1-15.47. Next year,not just me reading.Maybe next yearnot even me reading.As we end Lentand start Holy Week,we see how fickle we are,how just human we are.Within the span …
The time has come for Jesus to be glorified. The time has come for Jesus to let go of his life for the redemption of the cosmos…As Jesus draws all people to himself he sets the example and tells his followers what they must do to follow him.
As we move closer to Easter, and closer to the baptismal font, the Church couldn’t be any clearer: it is by grace that we have been saved not through anything we have done or can do or will do on our own.