Tag Archives: religion

Holy Disfunction

Today we celebrate the Holy Family. Many love to use it as an metaphor for a “hoo-rah the family is the proper unit of keeping our world together isn’t it wonderful” life. I do not. Those of us who come from a broken family or have lived with a toxic relationship with a parent hate hearing these sermons. They celebrate… (more…)

The Good Shepherd, Again

4th Sunday of Easter The story of Jesus the Good Shepherd is one with which we are very familiar. Every fourth Sunday in the season of Easter we read it. Psalm 23 is one of the first ones we learn as a child. Every now and then it pops up as a recurring theme during the summer months. While it… (more…)

11th Sunday of Pentecost

July 31, 2016 — 11th Sunday of Pentecost Text: Luke 12:13-21 I want to be honest, today’s gospel lesson is not one of the easy ones. This is not a happy parable with an explanation written out a few verses later. This is not an uplifting passage. The next few weeks in the lectionary are not going to be showing… (more…)