Miracles of Bread

This Sunday, we hear two stories about the miraculous duplication of bread in service to the hungry. Here is a reflection from one of my cherished teachers, Richard Rohr, OFM, on what that means. We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community. —Dorothy …

Of Shepherds and Resting

The Good Shepherd "Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while." ― The Gospel According to Mark “Every person needs to take one day away. A day in which one consciously separates the past from the future. Jobs, family, employers, and friends can exist one day without any one of us, …

Small as a Mustard Seed

Dwell in its Shade This Sunday, we hear Jesus' amazing, hyperbolic parable about the mustard seed. It's memorable and laden with meaning on many levels. Here is a reflection by Reverend David Sellery from episcopalcafe.com. Greetings from Backus, where we have taken mom for an escape from hospice captivity in EP! So far, so good! …

Abiding in the True Vine

The Vine and the Branches by Laura Sotka This Sunday, Jesus will ask us to "remain" (or "abide," depending on the translation) in him. The Gospel writer, John, must have very much wanted this message to land listeners across the ages, as this word appears 11 times in 11 verses! Talk about emPHASis. Whenever that …