Archive for ‘March, 2013

Of Liminality

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You won’t find that word in the title above in many dictionaries, although I found it in my American Heritage dictionary…a short definition. Liminal is an adjective (my spell-check doesn’t recognize it) The entry in the dictionary is Limen, which according to its Latin root means threshold. The definition reads: a threshold to a physiological […] Read more »

Of Palms and Hosannas

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I can remember all the way back to my childhood the images conjured up in my mind at each Palm Sunday. I could imagine throngs of people lining the busy streets of Jerusalem, shouting hosannas almost in a frenzy as the Son of God rode triumphantly into the city on a colt; (Mark and Luke […] Read more »

Of Loving Wastefully

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This past Sunday’s gospel reading was the very familiar passage known as “the prodigal son.” In the sermon I encouraged us to consider that this text is not about repentance and forgiveness, but about the persistence and the inexorability of love breaking into our world. It is clear in the text that the so-called prodigal […] Read more »

Of Finding and Being Found

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I was asked by several vestry members back in late 2005, while I had been the interim rector for only several months whether I would consider being the Rector here at All Saints. That proposition given this diocese’s tradition was unorthodox especially since the bishop had said that when I became the interim that I […] Read more »