The Toppled God

The Bard once said ~ He could confine himself to a walnut shell and count himself the king of infinite space   His hero, the prince cast his gaze over a sea of troubles, of roiling calamities, and found the sacred moment therein, the truth of the human condition   In jealousy, and betrayal   […]

Read more "The Toppled God"

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a day set aside for reflection. It is meant for us to honor our fallen dead.   The meaning of this day has changed much since its founding. At its inception, it was meant to honor our African American soldiers, both the soldiers born-free and the former slaves who gave their lives, […]

Read more "Memorial Day"

A Homily – John 17:1 – 11 ©

The Gospel According to John – 2017.05.28     Getting it Wrong, Again   The writers of John’s Gospel reveal, once again, their fundamental misunderstanding of Jesus and mission.   The ministry of Jesus was centered on real people, living real lives, facing real hardship, in the real world.   His gaze was focused toward […]

Read more "A Homily – John 17:1 – 11 ©"

Emergence, In Fifty-five Words – Section Three, Earth; Part Twenty, Collective, Collected Chapters

    Emergence 2.0 A Novel – In 55 Words a Day Day 141, May 21st, 2017   Chapter One: Family   The care of a loving family is like the wet, clinging mesh of a spiderweb. Humans are trapped in it, suspended, enwrapped. The majority of people who have ever lived, never lived apart […]

Read more "Emergence, In Fifty-five Words – Section Three, Earth; Part Twenty, Collective, Collected Chapters"

The Fake President – Part XI

Editorial, The Week in Review – Analysis, Commentary, Opinion 05.27.2017     He who does not know, and does not know that he does not know, is a fool. Shun him.   I am tempted to leave my weekly reflection on our national politics there, but there were so many developments this week that I […]

Read more "The Fake President – Part XI"

Baptism and Emptiness

These feelings oppress Even as they exalt me Pride, humility   My dynamic will An inclination to move Bound and struggling   Duty and honor They stretch me on the altar Servant to ideals   The stone blade cuts deep Frees me from my wounded heart Cruel, unforgiving   Selfless diffusion The holy ghost, washed […]

Read more "Baptism and Emptiness"

A Homily – John 15:18 – 21 ©

The Gospel According to John – 2017.05.21     Getting it Wrong   It is often the case that the writers of John’s Gospel express these confusing and misleading sentiments.   The world did not hate Jesus, though it is true that some people did. Their hatred arose from fear, and it led to anger, […]

Read more "A Homily – John 15:18 – 21 ©"