TagIncarnation

The Disembodied Body

Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.” ~~~ John 20:29   I look each person in the face … striving to make eye contact … doing my very best to communicate warmth and receptivity … and yearning…

Christmas Chaos

And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth. — John 1:14, NRSV It seems an impossible task to be asked to pray.  There is a cacophony of noise surrounding me.  Two kiddos are fighting over…

Those Among Whom We Walk Unseen

I saw him again this morning.  The man I think of as my occasional “elevator buddy.”  I don’t see him a lot … maybe every couple of months … always in the hospital … almost always in the elevator.  His accent suggests that he is African – but I can’t be sure … he is…

Not Your Grandma’s Church

Nancy and I spent the past weekend with our son Justin and his wife Megan at their home in Frederick.  Come Sunday morning, Justin and I decided to try and surprise our former vicar Matthew Beers at one of the churches he serves in Thurmont, Maryland.  We drove up for the 8AM service and were…