A sermon from The Rev. Linda Mackie Griggs Kenny Smith could have been a teacher, a preacher, or a politician when he grew up. Last week on the phone, he said, somewhat ruefully, “Wouldn’t you know I’d choose the worst of the three…” He’s a city council member in Charlotte, North Carolina; a white conservative … More The Liminal Millisecond of Risk: Luke 19:1-10
First movement On the 22nd of December 2008, Al and I arrived at Heathrow’s Terminal 5 with an astonishing number of bags; many more than two people could reasonably manage. In those days, we were frequent transatlantic travellers, visiting our young family who until the previous year had been living in College Park, Maryland and now … More Gratitude: Reflected in 3 Movements
Sermon for October 16, 2016, from by John P. Reardon “When the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” “When the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” How odd to hear Jesus ask such a question. I’ve always assumed it to be a rhetorical question. After all, if … More Will he find faith on earth?
Francis of Assisi provided the focus this last week for my E-news epistle that comes out every Thursday. In it, I asked do we have the courage to allow ourselves to be touched by the generosity of God? Like Francis, to be touched by the generosity of God is to become a conduit for the … More Only One in Ten: Luke 17
Sermon from The Rev. Linda Mackie Griggs for Pentecost 20, Year C (Proper 22) Lamentations 1:1-6 & Psalm 137 Of all of the comments that I have heard regarding the Bible over the past few months, the … More Where Does It Hurt?