Today is Gaudete (Rejoice) Sunday. We change the candle from the penitence of purple to the joy of rose. The wait is almost over. Light will soon be here! The Light no darkness can overcome. In the political climate we find ourselves this Advent/Christmas season, this is something we all need to hear—today, tomorrow, and every day.
Life has been hectic this Advent season. Things are way behind schedule. This is the second time I have had to grab my photo a day late. On this one, I knew what I wanted to do well before the day. But, I had to wait until we began this batch of Christmas cards. Plan was to start yesterday. Reality… Read more »
Love is an interesting word. It means so many different things to so many different people in so many different ways. As we walk through the season of Advent, however, we are asked to remember that love is more than an emotion. It is a verb. It is what we do for others. In this case, love is the baking of… Read more »
“Truth… What is that?” – Pontius Pilate “Do you want the truth? Yes, I want the truth. You can’t handle the truth!!!” – dialog from A Few Good Men “Truth will only make you unpopular.” – Wolfgang Borchert “Truth is mighty and will prevail. There is nothing the matter with this, except that it ain’t so.” – Mark Twain “Superstition, idolatry, and hypocrisy… Read more »
After 2 days of torment, the photo-a-day list finally smiled on me. Not only was the word (candle) something easy to photograph, not only was a sitting at the table looking at our Advent wreath when I went to look up the word for today, not only was the camera just four steps away, but the word played perfectly into… Read more »
Come on… Give me a break! Yes, I used a Catholic photo-a-day list, but as a Lutheran, these last two days have been difficult to get my head around the topic. So, I punted (I promise that I’ll get back on track). Today at Chrysalis (synod high school youth retreat), we did an exercise led by the ELCA committee on… Read more »
Today and tomorrow are going to be a bit tricky for me as they are very much part of the RC tradition, but not so much the Lutheran tradition. Again, I had to do a bit of digging to understand what a Catholic thinks/feels when he hears “Sacred Heart of Jesus.” Among other things, I found the following litany. So… Read more »