My Father’s Garden: By the Rivers of Babylon

When my mentor left for Rome with his wife this past August, he asked me to care for their house for the month. It is a cozy little house that was built in the early 20th century with little historical stories, and like many older buildings that are still in use there are various little… Continue reading My Father’s Garden: By the Rivers of Babylon

The First Sunday After Easter, 2019

Lectionary: Acts 5:27-32; Revelation 1:4-8; John 20:19-31 St. Thomas the Apostle is a rather curious character. We only have recordings of his speech in the Gospel of John, and his very first words are delightfully laconic. After the news of Lazarus’ death reaches Christ and the Apostles, the Apostles are reluctant to return to Judea… Continue reading The First Sunday After Easter, 2019

The Fifth Sunday in Lent, 2019

Lectionary: Isaiah 43:16-21; Philippians 3:4-14; John 12:1-8 Our Gospel reading today can be challenging, especially for us of the Church of Canada, because it resolutely refuses our general tendency to reduce the Christian faith into the language of ethics. The Christian must feed, clothe, and shelter the poor, and that this is a duty for… Continue reading The Fifth Sunday in Lent, 2019