Joseph’s dreams and the meaning of life

When the magi had departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you. Herod is going to search for the child to destroy him.” Joseph rose and took the child and hisContinue reading “Joseph’s dreams and the meaning of life”

Born-Again Christmas

diversity of light energizes and zaps seeds sprout into enlightened silence presence powers pulls and dances no crushing yet broken cracks allow deep justice purity color and joy to be birthed from a still, fire-y womb-like tomb Truth flows and merges into one. may it be done. (Kingdom has come!) MERRY CHRISTMAS, dear readers! MayContinue reading “Born-Again Christmas”

love and the toxic dumps

This gospel life is all about love. Lately, as I’ve journeyed with suffering, I have been convinced that love is the most powerful force in the universe.  I am not a scientist, but I am certain that it is a fact. Evidently it’s my nature to be empathetic.  It may sound nice, but I assureContinue reading “love and the toxic dumps”

the disturbing, poor baby Jesus

Pop Quiz!  This is a question from a test I recently gave my Peace and Justice students.  See if you can get it right! The answer will be at the end of this post, in case you’re not really sure. Advent is a season of waiting. This year, I keep asking God what I’m waitingContinue reading “the disturbing, poor baby Jesus”

an advent day

The sky cracked open and with a boom, a crack and a caress Truth came to. In a hushed corner of the universe, the corner of that one woman’s soul, a spark ignites. She lifts up her gaze and holds her breath sensing something on its way. Beyond the frost on the winter glass, beyondContinue reading “an advent day”

hearing and seeing, then proclaiming the goodness

When John the Baptist heard in prison of the works of the Christ, he sent his disciples to Jesus with this question, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?” Jesus said to them in reply, “Go and tell John what you hear and see: the blind regain theirContinue reading “hearing and seeing, then proclaiming the goodness”

preparing, minus materialism

Therefore, stay awake! For you do not know on which day your Lord will come. Be sure of this: if the master of the house had known the hour of night when the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and not let his house be broken into. So too, you also must beContinue reading “preparing, minus materialism”

royal hype

Jesus is King, the scriptures say. We celebrated this at church last Sunday because it was the Feast of Christ the King.  As I prayed and contemplated, I wondered if the feast day matters more to the Christians who live in modern monarchies than me, an American who only knows about human kings from whatContinue reading “royal hype”

breaking up with Jesus is hard to do

“Lo, the day is coming, blazing like an oven, when all the proud and all evildoers will be stubble, and the day that is coming will set them on fire…”  – Malachi 3:19 “… they will seize and persecute you, they will hand you over to the synagogues and to prisons, and they will haveContinue reading “breaking up with Jesus is hard to do”