Butterfly Life

Once, I met a butterfly Just broken loose of the cocoon Sequestered for five years And allotted one day of freedom, Just one. And yet this creature was: Beautiful Perfect Amazing Courageous Unafraid I would like a butterfly day Or perhaps, if its not too much to ask, Butterfly years. I have, you remember, been…

Speak the Language of God’s Love

Have you ever noticed the collect, the prayer that the officiant says before the scripture readings at each of our Sunday services? Each week it is different and it is thematically related to the readings that have been appointed for the day. These prayers are all encompassing and audacious. They are meant to “collect” the…

Lessons in Authority & Healing

I started my weekend on Friday afternoon. My family decided to go to the movies. We decided that we were going to see X-Men: Apocalypse  (No fear, I promise you that, since the movie just opened, there will be no spoilers in this sermon.) As we drove to the theater, I noticed that many of…

Guess How Much God Loves You

Anyone who has ever known a kid has had the experience of reading the same story over and over and over again. And then reading it a few hundred more times. This is a story book that was a favorite of both my daughters. I read it about a million times. It’s called Guess How…