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Generosity

In his book Out of Solitude: Three Meditations on the Christian Life, the late Henri Nouwen writes this: “When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures,...

The Love of Christ

Many, many years ago there was a great wizard who longed for a wife and family.  Though he was good and kind, he intimidated every woman he met, who feared that they could never be an adequate wife to such a brilliant sage. So, the wizard decided to use his science in...

Community

A new pastor was named for a small parish.  The minister was told that it was a ‘dying” church: it wasn’t growing, the small congregation could barely pay its bills, its days were numbered.  But in getting to know the congregation, the pastor saw something else: “I...

A Place For Us

In 2019, the year before the pandemic, long lines of climbers jammed the base of Mount Everest, leaving tons of garbage across the Himalayas.  But, this year, with no visitors due to COVID-19, local Sherpas have been working to restore the environment.  As part of the...

The Center of All Things

In this paragraph there is a change which is typical of Christianity.  Immediately before this all things were in an exalted atmosphere.  There were great thoughts of God, there were prayers for the Holy Spirit, there were quotations from the Old Testament. Now the...
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