May 16, 2021
“Holy Father, protect them in your name… so that they may be one” (Jn. 17)
If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, what would you say to your friends? How would you say it? The last words of Jesus in the Gospel of John are not a linear argument building to a logical conclusion. Instead they have the form of an...
May 9, 2021
love one another as I have loved you.
Did she think I had been good?
That’s what I asked my mother that Sunday after church . . . of course you were good honey; you were made good; it’s just some of your behavior that we might revisit.
Ah, so she’d found me out. Sitting there in that pew, in one of those awful...
May 2, 2021
“Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God” (1 Jn. 4).
We all know regret. It comes over us as we remember a quarrel with a person we love, or recall the pain we felt when a cherished relationship was broken. The poet Kenneth Rexroth (1905-1982) married Andrée Schafer a brilliant painter who...