Tag: early Christian community

Are We in the Midst of a Communal Dark Night?

 October 27, 2020

No one would question that we are living in challenging times. There’s COVID19 on top of already existing problems: massive wildfires, tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes, racial unrest and the many conflicting reports from the media. Many feel depressed and lost as they wonder and worry. Who and what are we to believe? What will happen next? […]

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Easter Week Four – Read the Acts of the Apostles

 April 26, 2018

Acts of the Apostles rocks! Full of adventure with fearless heroes with magical powers! During the Easter season, readings from the Old Testament are replaced by readings from Acts of the Apostles as we focus on the early church. In my youth, inspired by the Acts of the Apostles, I had participated in peaceful protests […]

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Easter Week Three – Pray for Unity and Peace

 April 19, 2018

Before Jesus went to his death, at his last supper, he prayed, “Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one.” (John 17:11b) He prayed for his church, for all of us who would come after him in faith. His is a […]

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Roller Coaster Ride

 May 1, 2017

Easter – Season of New Life Highs and lows, speed up, slow down, sharp turns, throw-up. I’m not a fan of roller coaster rides. I’ve only been on a small one and that was enough. I don’t like being jerked around, spun up and down, high and low. It’s too much like life! I have […]

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Easter – Season of New Life!

 April 15, 2017

If we die with Christ, then we will surely live with Christ. This is the promise of Easter–resurrection, new life, everlasting–that we celebrate each spring. And springtime makes the believing easier as the world blooms anew in glorious blossom and fragrance. Life can be very hard. The older I get, the more I see of […]

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