A postcard from the Last Sunday after Pentecost: Christ the King 11/21/21 A colorized version of this photo hung over the breakfast table at my Granddaddy’s house. As I waited for my Granddaddy to say grace, I would look at the photo and wonder what the story behind it was. I was always struck by … Continue reading Giving thanks for truth
A postcard from the 25th Sunday after Pentecost 11/14/21 This is one of my favorite prayers in the Book of Common Prayer! Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold … Continue reading Hear, read, mark, and inwardly digest
A postcard from the Observance of All Saints 11/07/21 Today was a day to celebrate ministry together! Today we celebrated 40+ years of ministry at the Church of the Messiah in Heflin. In 1980, 16 friends of Jesus (and their families) began gathering to worship and to start a new Episcopal Church. It was wonderful … Continue reading Friends of Jesus
A postcard from the 23rd Sunday after Pentecost 10/31/21 Today is All Saints Day. It is one of the seven principal feast days in The Episcopal Church, and the only one that is allowed to be celebrated on November 1 or the Sunday following. It is also one of the four days recommended for baptisms. … Continue reading The Greatest Commandment
A postcard from the 22nd Sunday after Pentecost 10/24/21 “What do you want me to do for you?” That is the question Jesus asks the blind man on the road outside Jericho that would change that man’s life. [Mark 10:46-52] This scene closes out the travel narrative in Mark that began in Chapter 8. Throughout … Continue reading “…where the blind can see”
A postcard from the 21st Sunday after Pentecost 10/17/21 “Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.” Jesus knows that James and John don’t fully understand what they are asking for, but he does not rebuke them. [Mark 10:35-45] Instead he tries to redirect them to … Continue reading “…where the least are the greatest”
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