Pictures of Baptism

Looking at three classical pictures of Christ’s baptism, Rev. Amanda Musterman reminds us the most important picture of Christ’s baptism is the one which reminds us that Christ travels with us and will never leave. Isaiah 43:1-7, Acts 8:14-17 Luke 3:15-17,...

On Earth as it is in Heaven

Christ the King Sunday at Saint Patrick’s Episcopal Church. Rev. Amanda Musterman asks – how does the Kingdom of God come to heaven? Using words from Pope Pius XI, “Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio”, December 22, 1922. John 18:33-37, Psalm 132:1-19, and...

The Near-End

The End is Near – In the light of the attack on Paris by false prophets of religion, we reflect on end times. The day, when, Christ comes to be with God’s people and all experience peace over fear, calmness over alarm, and love over hate. 1 Samuel 1:4-20,...

Open Hands

What are you holding onto with a clenched fist? The poor widow in Mark 12, the woman in Henri Nouwen’s “With Open Hands”, the rich man and the eye of the needle, and the merchant who buys and sells fine pearls all have things in their hands which...