It Doesn’t Matter What You Came Here To See

Third Sunday of AdventIsaiah 35:1-10; Matthew 11:2-11Sunday, December 12, 2010   Grace to you and peace, from the one who is, who was, and who is to come.  Amen. Steve Martin, the noted actor, comedian, and writer, is a funny guy.Find videos of his performances on YouTube, and you’ll be laughing for hours,    often atContinue reading “It Doesn’t Matter What You Came Here To See”

Now is the Time

Lectionary 33 (25th Sunday after Pentecost), Year C2 Thessalonians 3:6-13; Luke 21:5-19Sunday, November 14, 2010 Grace to you and peace, from the one who is, who was, and who is to come.  Amen. Growing up with the last name of Duckworth,     and having all sort of nicknames based on the root “Duck” –    Continue reading “Now is the Time”

God with us, in darkness and death

The half empty glass of pessimism that is raised by the writer of Ecclesiastes
is met by the half-full chalice of life-giving blood that is offered to us by our Lord
during the prelude to his execution.
Two cups shared, filled with tension and realism,
given to us to drink;
one an antidote to the faux optimism that too often masquerades as spirituality;
the other a drink that flows from death and quenches the thirst of life.

The Creator of All Things Became a Thing (Christmas 2, Year C)

Second Sunday of Christmas, Year CSirach 24:1-12; John 1:1-18Sunday, January 3, 2010 Grace to you and peace, from the one who is, and who was, and who is to come.  Amen. So how about that for something different?Today we read from a book called Sirach,     a book written about 130 before Jesus' birth byContinue reading “The Creator of All Things Became a Thing (Christmas 2, Year C)”