Statement on Separation of Families at the Border

The U.S. Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, the Department of Homeland Security, along with administration officials at the White House, have recently acknowledged the implementation of a new “zero tolerance” policy for families arriving at the U.S./Mexico border. This policy is being used by the current administration to separate families. We declare that this policy separating …

Friendship Is

Friendship is a thousand Unfinished conversations Left off mid-sentence Forgotten until "next time" Picked up again but Then it's too late. Friendship is a thousand Wounds borne in love.

A Secret

It happened on a summer afternoon when he was twelve. Eager to be like the rest, to belong, he was determined to go through with it. And aftwards, nothing. Except the loneliness that comes from getting what you want. A mistake of youth. [The same feelings he would feel years later in a baptism of another kind.] The old preacher had closed his …

Tell Me A Story

Tell me the story of a heart that bleeds, but can never bleed. Tell me the story of a heart that loves, but can never love. And I'll tell you the story of a tender heart, become as stone.   *I was rummaging through an old notebook and came across this poem I had written …

Teach Us to Number Our Days: An Ash Wednesday Sermon

So we have come not to practice our piety before others. Not to impress God or our neighbors. We have come to receive the wisdom of the cross, to be taught the number of our days. The wisdom of the cross that tells us that by nature we live to die, but in Christ we die in order to live. We have come to find our place in the cross-shaped story of Jesus.