As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. (Colossians 3, v.12) Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. (Colossians 3, v.14) I created this simple graphic in an attempt to visually illustrate the connection between the various garments of Christian Grace. […]
I remember hearing a story about an off-Broadway matinée being performed on November 22, 1963. There was a moment in the play when one of the characters listens to a transistor radio. As a prop, the character used a real radio, and simply tuned in to the current broadcast. During the particular performance, the actor turned on the radio shortly after 1:30 pm, just as the voice on the radio was announcing …
In a time when my mind is usually focused on the lead up to Easter and the variety of ways in which we recognize and celebrate the Resurrection Story, today, like many of you, my thoughts revolve around Covid-19 and our response to this pandemic virus. As important as Easter is to us as Christians, we can recognize and celebrate it at any given time throughout the year, but your health must be of primary importance as of now!
For people of faith, the question that emerges in any of life’s important moments, whether considered good or bad, is “Where is God in all this?” As I was asking that question, I stumbled on a passage from the preacher and writer Frederick Buechner. I share it here and hope that his words can give you hope and courage.