Monday, May 30, 2016

This Memorial Day please also remember the tens of thousands of homeless veterans who have sacrificed the lives and minds they lived before war, and the 22 veterans who commit suicide Every day. 
Remember, these shattered minds, souls, hearts and lives are also casualties of war. 

Find your divine compassion and find a way to help. 

Sunday, May 29, 2016

We are called to discipleship to follow Jesus of Nazareth who isn't a "floating Jesus", as Presiding Bishop Curry puts it, but the earthy spiritual and ethical teacher, as the incarnate one, with feet on the ground and hands on the needy.  

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Our spirits and souls are lighter than air, yet can move mountains of fear, anger, and sorrow.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Blessed Feast of Corpus Christi!

Body of bodies within us all

Flesh of flesh within the whole of humanity

Being of being filling the whole of creation

Light of light filling all eyes, hearts and minds 

Dwelling still even in the darkest shadows full of light beyond our keen

Great creating gift of creator and creation restoring us still

Host of the great unending feast given for every soul and being

May we always approach the feast with open hearts, open minds and open hands

Forever feeding us, renewing us and restoring us, the whole of our being with your most precious self

For now and always we give you thanks great God and power of love, life and light eternal 

We the faithful have to step up, get up off our sanctimonious progressive asses and Do Something which actually makes a difference. 
Whining and complaining is no better than judging and condemning if we aren't actually doing something, anything, somewhere, where there is a need of some kind to be met. What "ministry" are you being called to? Go get it and live the joyful testimony, the Good freakin' News!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

In light of today's violent protest of Trump...
We MUST MUST MUST be nonviolent as Gospel revolutionaries or else be no different. 

Only love has ever, or ever will, truly change people. Violence is just trading one tyranny for another. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

When one abides in love and acts in compassion one is with God, no matter what name you give the un-namable.  
We don't find our greatest value to each other until we first realize how unimportant we are. 
The road to our great prosperity is then walked together in humble footsteps. 

Monday, May 23, 2016

Poverty is the toxic waste residue of the industry of rampant runaway sociopathic greed. 
It kills. 
It's murderous.

It's not very Jesus.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Wonderful Trinity Sunday to all!
Shortest Trinity homily ever:
What does The Trinity mean?
It means humans have always needed and always will need loving relationships. 
It means to love is to be divine. 

It means we always have access to the vulnerable divine as we access our eternal capacity to love, the greatest gift of all. 

Saturday, May 21, 2016

If I can't respond from a place of peace and compassion, it is far better for me to hold my tongue, my thoughts even, until I can. 
This, is hard. 
We are 80% water. 
Know it or not, it's holy water...

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Not even God plays God.
Why do we think we should?

Ironically to be controlling is to admit to feeling out of control rather than reveling in freedom which desires freedom for all.
The funny thing is that what we perceive as darkness is actually crammed full of light which we simply can't see. Being operates far beyond the spectrum we can see into bandwidths far beyond us, but real, just the same. We can trust in this and know that the light, life and love of Being is always with us, illumining us and penetrating us, even in what seems the darkest times.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Happy Pentecost!
Celebrate the birthday of the Church!
Celebrate the mysterious connection tying all people, things and times together, 
Celebrate the mysterious force which compels us to life, to going forward, to fulfilling all goodness, beauty and love,
Celebrate the great mystery which informs all of the purpose in our DNA and in the unknown forces which hold the cosmos together, from  beyond the smallest quantum quality known, to the infinite dancing orbits of galaxies,

Celebrate that mystery we know in beating hearts, in shimmering eyes, in open hands and embracing arms, that which we call Holy Spirit!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Find the silence
Lose your voice
Embrace and revel in the stillness
Just open your heart to the sacred moment

To say I believe in Christ is for me to say I believe in the incarnation, which is also to say I believe in the unlimited possibility of humanity, of people, of you and me, to be loving, compassionate, to be transformative and transcendent as the instruments of our ultimate realization in and with each other. For me to believe in Christ is to believe in the ultimate end of our evolution as good and with purpose beyond mere survival towards a vast flowering of human capability beyond the fears and irrational competitions which drive us today. 

Saturday, May 7, 2016

This seems very appropriate in these times. 

"For Jesus is our peace; in his flesh he has made both groups into one and has broken down the dividing wall, that is, the hostility between us. He has abolished the law with its commandments and ordinances, so that he might create in himself one new humanity in place of the two, thus making peace, and might reconcile both groups to God in one body through the cross, thus putting to death that hostility through it. So he came and proclaimed peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near; for through him both of us have access in one Spirit to the Father."
Ephesians, Morning Office, Sixth Saturday, Easter. 

To follow in the way of Jesus is bringing down walls of division and making ways of inclusion, it is the way of unity, peace and healing; this is the gift Christ is asking us to partake in and to share with the world.