April 28, 2019/John 20:19-31 The day after my brother died, I made my way to Tegel Airport in Berlin to catch my regularly scheduled flight. Ricky’s husband, Detlef, went with me, ensuring I did not get lost between the tram/train/bus connections. God’s gift had been for me to be present as Ricky died, but now… Read More What’s So Bad About Thomas?
April 21, 2019/Easter Sunday John 20:1-18 Wasn’t it enough, seeing his agony on the cross – the thorny crown stabbing his brow, the nails piercing his feet and hands, the blood and water pouring from his side? The pain of those hours haunts me still, his wretched words – “I am thirsty” – and quenched… Read More Call Me by Name
April 18, 2019/Maundy Thursday John 13:1-35 I would be horrified, if He walked up the center aisle right now, towel tied around his waist basin of water in his hands and knelt at my feet my feet with the two dots of leftover polish on each big toe, the cracked heels and dry soles.… Read More Dirty Feet
April 14, 2019 Gospel Reading – Luke 22:14-23:56 A reading from the Gospel according to Luke. When the hour came, he took his place at the table, and the apostles with him. He said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; for I tell you, I will… Read More Palm/Passion Sunday
April 7, 2019/John 12:1-8 Somehow Jesus always understood what I was saying, even when I wasn’t saying anything. Only weeks ago, I could not have imagined this day, this meal, the three of us gathered here, Lazarus reclining at the table with him. My brother, who had been so sick, sick even to death. Who… Read More An Extravagant Gift