We revisit Palm Sunday in order to re-enter this deeply spiritual truth shared by religions and mystics and seekers the world over. We do so to rid ourselves again of the illusion that life is fair, that pain can be eliminated, that happiness comes without cost.
We’ve been making our way through the stories of Holy Week and today we have this final condemnation, in which the powers of the state, the powers of the religious community, and the truth told by one individual, all collide. In it we see this seemingly irrational and vehement opposition to Jesus. Something he did […]
recognized that in our global, postmodern culture, truth is not an easy concept for us. Rather it is a term that is elusive and complex, likely to generate doubt, confusion, and division. In a world of lies, spins, and half-truths, I had to confess to myself that thinking about “God as truth” was very difficult for me.
Is there anything more mesmerizing than a campfire? Especially at night, in the dark? When our kids were young, we went to several family camps in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Days of playing in the dusty dry mountain fields, platform tents, and ice-cold stream usually ended around a campfire. A colleague brought out a banjo, […]