You and I will probably never live to see a permanent peace between Muslim, Jew, and Christian. We might not live to see peace among our siblings. But we can catch glimpses of the world as it could be. We simply need to practice keeping our hearts open.
On paper, it may look like the Communion is made up by a series of agreements about meeting together. In fact, we are tied together by common prayer. You can huff and you can puff, but you're going to have a really hard time blowing that house down. We are in deeper communion than any single meeting could ever undo.
A sermon for the Feast of St. Francis preached at Christ Church Cathedral, St. Louis, MO. Francis of Assisi helped my family to gauge the depth of the snow. At my parents’ house in Colorado, a concrete statue of Francis with birds on his shoulder stands in the view of our big window seat. When … Continue reading St. Francis and the Blessing of Animals