Meditations

Where to Find God

We grow up thinking that our lives might not be successful unless we do BIG things. We think this about making money, positions in our vocation, raising impeccable children. This kind of big thinking always permeates church life–particularly about numbers in worship and budget and… Read More >
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The Anglican Way

This meditation is the homily from last Sunday’s 1662 Morning Prayer service which was part of the Mountainside Baroque Summer Music festival.  The Scholars of St Cecelia sang canticles from William Bryd’s Great Service and we chanted to the tunes composed by Thomas Morley.  It… Read More >
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Dying to Self-An Eastertide Meditation

Eastertide Meditation—Dying to Self May 2018 This is my commandment that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15 When Christ calls a man, he bids him… Read More >
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A New Year’s Meditation 2018

A NEW YEAR’S MEDITATION FROM EMMANUEL 2018 And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth. John 1:16 The great poet Alfred Lord Tennyson gave us… Read More >
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Getting back up!

Meditation on Sunday Sermons of September 24 and October 1, 2017 So the last will be first, and the first will be last. Matthew 20:16 Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, so that at the… Read More >
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The Gift is in the Waiting

The spiritual lesson of Advent is waiting.   “The season of Advent usually begins with an eschatological text–a text about the end of the world– as a way of framing Advent as the end of an old order and the birth of a new era.”… Read More >
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Maundy Thursday Meditation

Washing One Another Jesus, knowing the Father had given all things into his hands, and he had come from God and was going to God, got up from the table, took off his outer robe, and tied a towel around himself.  Then he poured water… Read More >
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What Sustains

What Sustains    the more I am hollowed by the fire, the more my ribs spread like the tree of life.   the more I am washed by the tears of others, the more my heart rounds like an ocean shell.   the more stories… Read More >
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Merton Meditation

“By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all nature seems renewed around me and with me. The sky seems to be a pure, a cooler blue, the trees a deeper green. The whole world is charged with the glory of God and I… Read More >
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Meditation for Lent: Second Week of Lent

All living creatures are sparks from the radiation of God’s brilliance, and these sparks emerge from God like rays of the sun.  If God did not give off these sparks, how would the divine flame become fully visible?  – Hildegard of Bingen With another snowstorm… Read More >
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