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Look in the Mirror. What do you See?

Look in the Mirror. What do you See?

Last Saturday my husband and I went to have our pictures taken to renew our passports. Standing in front of the plain white background, with my glasses removed, I was prepared for a mug-like shot. What I saw startled me. I looked like a total crispy critter. While no...
Living in the Vale of Patriarchy

Living in the Vale of Patriarchy

There are seasons when the Bible readings we are assigned in our lectionary for use on Sundays align with our contemporary situation in an uncanny way…I think that’s why we refer to it as the living Word. This summer we are spending time with the...
Go. Partner. Build for Light!

Go. Partner. Build for Light!

A group of parishioners who spanned several generations gathered last Saturday in the Havens Center to pray for the work we are about to embark upon through the auspices of our Mission Real Estate grant from Trinity Wall Street. The Scripture we meditated upon was the...
The Seamless Garment Shows Its Loose Ends

The Seamless Garment Shows Its Loose Ends

In 1983 Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Chicago, used the biblical image of Jesus’ tunic which was saved by his executioners, a seamless garment, as recorded in John 19:23, to illustrate the moral principle of the sanctity of human life....