How is this Lent helping you to be present to the God who will meet you, even behind that closed door? How is this Lent helping you to shift your perspective?
As a kid, I couldn't have told you who Absalom Jones was. I couldn’t have told you he was one of the earliest priests in our church, the first man born into slavery and the ordained. I could tell you about a whole bunch of white men. I could list many of the presidents who were Episcopalian... Don't settle for a partial history, because sometimes you need the saints you didn't learn about in school.
In my combined sermon and annual report to the parish, I offer reflections on a difficult year, and a set of goals for 2021 filled with hope.