Collect for Spy Wednesday

Last Supper, Church of Saint Martin

A prayer for today’s Community Holy Week service at which I am serving as the liturgist, based on the lectionary reading (John 13:21-32). It’s called Spy Wednesday to remember Judas conspiring to betray Jesus. Glorious God, in your Incarnate Word you name the truth of our existence, and through the cross, Christ Jesus emancipates the … Continue reading

An Advent Poem

Poetry just seems right in Advent. Here’s a contribution of mine… Instructions for Making Appropriate Preparations  Light a candle. Carry a flower. Hear a song. Simple when the wick is long and dry, where the blooms multiply, with plenty of angels to choose from. But now the fuel is damp and dark, here the earth … Continue reading

Fix It….

Driving through the South Park neighborhood and the Lamar campus the day after Hurricane Humberto visited us, my two year old son became quite upset. He began looking around and crying out plaintively, “Fix it! Ben fix it!” My wife and I couldn’t quite figure out what he was talking about until we really looked … Continue reading