Jesus sends his disciples out to preach repentance, but I do not think he means for them or us to preach condemnation. As Jesus sends his disciples out empty-handed, I wonder if he also means for us to travel lightly, without so many assumptions about who is right and who is wrong. Perhaps our mission is to preach repentance in a different way, inviting each other to return to God and experience a change of heart.
A prayer minister at St. George’s learns firsthand how there’s a time to give, and a time to receive.
Who hugs veggies and does a dance with them? Children who look forward to 7 p.m. on a Tuesday night when Tina will bring in any leftovers from The Table. Last night they got squash, zucchini, potatoes, carrots, onions, fennel and greens straight from the fields of the Flores Farm to them – actually with a little detour to The Table.
Is it possible, even probable that within each of us there resides a drift seed? That within each of us there is a seed germinating, humming, growing planted there by a loving God who knit us together in the womb? And as we go into the world, we carry that seed with the potential to let it go and to flourish?
And that we are the ocean current carrying it along?
From the Rev. Joe Hensley, rector, St. George’s Episcopal Church Fredericksburg, VA | Fourth Sunday of Easter Year B, April 26, 2015 “The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want.” There are few other words in scripture that are more comforting. I have said them at the bedside of sick and dying persons. I have […]
By Robert Courtnage, St. George’s Episcopal Church, Fredericksburg, Va. This Earth Day, let us celebrate and reflect upon the splendor of God’s creation—our planet and all the wonderful life that lives upon it. As a new parishioner at St. George’s, I am looking to become involved in the church and continue to grow my faith in […]
The Maundy Thursday Homily from the Rev. Deacon Carey Chirico, St. George’s Episcopal Church Fredericksburg, VA | April 2, 2015 Psalm 116:8 For you, O LORD, have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling. Amen. It begins with feet. Small, innocent feet which have never touched the ground. Small […]
Palm Sunday Homily from the Rev. Joe Hensley, Mar 29, 2015 Hosannah! Hosannah in the highest! Today, Palm Sunday, we hear these words with new ears. We sing or say them every week when we celebrate the Eucharist together. Today we remember that the crowds who welcomed Jesus into Jerusalem shouted those words from Psalm […]