Belief Beyond Knowing Does God exist? Does the universe, and do we human beings as a part of it, have a purpose beyond the fulfillment of our immediate desires? Is the entire construct we call reality just an accident, a random sequence of events that are completely unnecessary, un-called for, and as meaningful as the […]Read more "Faith Seeking Understanding"
The Gospel According to Mark – 2017.12.10 Prophetic Movements If there ever was a prophet named Isaiah, he did not predict the coming of John and Jesus. We know that this is true, because we believe that God, the creator of the universe, created it in freedom, and nothing is determined. […]Read more "A Homily – Mark 1:1 – 8 ©"
There is one reality, its nature is singular. We are one creation, the living universe. The uni-verse is. It is, we are, one word, one story, one saga, one song, one epic poem; all of time and space is one. It is a story filled with tragedies, but it has […]Read more "Contra Dissonata"
The Gospel According to Matthew – 2017.12.03 Mindfulness, and the Way He calls us to diligence and mindfulness, to perpetual and continuous watchfulness. That is what it means to be in the way. The way of loving service is never ending, so long as we are engaged in it, we […]Read more "A Homily – Mark 13:33 – 37 ©"
It is noisy at the airport at 6:00 am The plane to New York promises to be full The smell of perfume is think in the waiting area I am sitting next to a Buddhist, wearing the saffron and ochre robes Of Gottama, of the philosopher, of St. Katherine The crowd in the terminal are […]Read more "Observation, December 2nd, 2017, Saturday"
The Gospel According to Matthew – 2017.11.26 Jesus is not a King The reading for today contains much of what is true, and much that is the false. Let us begin with this: Jesus is not a king, not an emperor. Jesus is brother, Jesus is friend. […]Read more "A Homily – Matthew 25:31 – 46 ©"
The Gospel According to Matthew – 2017.11.19 God is not a King, or a Banker, the Betrayal of the Church It is heartbreaking to see the teaching of Jesus betrayed so completely by the writers of the Gospels. The authors of Matthew, writing a hundred years or so after the death […]Read more "A Homily – Matthew 25:14 – 30 ©"