January 2018

The Omen In one section of the Sistine Chapel ceiling, Michelangelo painted the figures of the Hebrew prophets who foretold the coming of Christ.  Among them, he included a pagan Roman “witch”, the Cumaean Sibyl.  The reason for her inclusion is told in this ancient legend. One winter evening about … Continue Reading

November 2017

There are some things that just can’t be done.  Like touching your ear with your elbow.  It can’t be done.  Not unless you are willing to dislocate your shoulder, and perhaps not even then.  The same thing is true spiritually.  Thankfulness and humility are spiritual gifts that cannot be given … Continue Reading

October 2017

Ministering to the Marginal October is the month in which those of us who are responsible for the day to day operation of the parish begin thinking of the budget.  Invariably talk ranges from dollars to the number of people in the parish and from there to the number of … Continue Reading