Sunday, June 11, 2017

June 11, 2017 - Trinity A

In the name of God: Spirit, Father, and Son.
            You’ll notice that I changed the standard order of that prayer – Spirit, Father, Son instead of Father, Son, Spirit. The Trinity is a foundational concept in our Christian faith, but it’s also one that is so familiar that we tend to not give it much thought. But today, Trinity Sunday, is a day to focus on the mystery of the Three-in-One and One-in-Three.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

June 4, 2017 - Pentecost

In the name of God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.
            It has been argued that in the collective consciousness of humanity, as we have evolved we have also had different questions that haunt us. In times when minor illnesses could lead to death and infant and mother mortality rates were considerably high, our ancestors primarily struggled with the fear of death. Death was a constant companion, and really, there wasn’t much to be done about it, other than hoping for good luck. But as medicines improved and life expectancies lengthened, the fear of death was no longer the thing that made us most afraid.