Subject to authority

Today's Gospel reading is from the book of Matthew, Chapter 8. I am focusing specifically on the story that appear within verses 5-13. When Jesus entered Capernaum, a centurion approached him and appealed to him, saying, "Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, suffering dreadfully." He said to him, "I will come and cure … Continue reading Subject to authority

On Loving My Enemies: I just can’t do it

The readings from the Church's lectionary for the past two days were from Jesus' Sermon on the Mount. They both deal with loving our enemies and a "peaceful resistance," even generosity, toward those who do evil toward us.  Now, these two groups are not always the same. Sometimes we have "enemies" who have not done … Continue reading On Loving My Enemies: I just can’t do it

Thoughts while watching TV with my granddaughter

I was watching Trolls, the TV series, with my 5 year old granddaughter yesterday afternoon. She loves her some trolls! And, I have to admit, I was kind of getting into the characters and the plots myself. Of course, much of my joy was inextricably wrapped up in my little grandgirl's enjoyment of the shows. … Continue reading Thoughts while watching TV with my granddaughter

Searching for Happiness, Searching for Meaning

“The grand essentials of Happiness: something to do, someone to love, something to hope for.” - A. Chalmers This wonderful truth caught my attention today as we mourn the loss of two high profile individuals this week. The world lost celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain to apparent suicide in separate incidents. And, as nearly … Continue reading Searching for Happiness, Searching for Meaning