Whatever sorrow you are carrying, whatever grief, know: the message of Christmas is that God chose to show up in some of the most difficult circumstances imaginable. Seems foolish to the world, but there's God's wisdom. God chooses to walk with us when life hurts. That is the only plan.
We are on the edge of the great three days of Holy Week. Tomorrow is Maundy Thursday, and for the first time I can remember I won't be inside a church. I won't participate in Communion. For the first time in several years, I won't celebrate the Eucharist as a priest in my community. I'm … Continue reading Holy Week without Communion?
There's a phrase I wish I could ban from church. It's this: “God has a plan.” The only plan I dare to call God’s is to show up when life hurts.