Thanks for checking in, I’m glad you’re here! The following reflection is the fifth in a Lent series called Lent, In Other Words. This week’s word is hope, inspired by the Gospel reading in John 9:1-41 from the lectionary. The story of the blind man who receives his sight is a good one as far as stories go.
I’m not a huge football fan, and I’m even less of a Patriots fan (gasp!) but I watched the Super Bowl last night with my family for the entertainment value. I appreciate the creativity in the advertisements and look forward to the the half-time show–even if they are in support of a sports empire that
When American politics divide us, we talk about building bridges. But when it comes to division created by the color of our skin, I’d rather talk about intersections. Bridges, by nature, are built to connect two otherwise unconnected spaces. But intersections are a meeting point, and they require us to navigate a common space.
I recently read Amazing Grace, A Vocabulary of Faith, by Kathleen Norris and was captivated by her inspiration for writing the book. In the preface, she explains that when she decided to return to church after many years of questioning her faith, she realized that she’d need to brush up on her church vocabulary. So