This has been an Advent season of prophets: Jeremiah, Baruch, Isaiah, Micah. And now the prophet is Mary – the woman who was the original house for the holy. (The Greek word is theotokos or “God-bearer.”) She was “the inn,” her womb gestating love for the world. With all her heart, she proclaims that the […]
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December 12, 2021 message: “How...
December 12, 2021 Written by kbooth
As John baptized new converts, he invited them to live with “changed hearts and lives.” When asked how to do that, his answers all point to making sure no one is cheated or left without the basic necessities of life, including the right to not be harassed. A full life of joy, which the prophet […]
December 5, 2021 message: “A Pl...
December 5, 2021 Written by kbooth
Like the childhood game of “musical chairs,” we are convinced that there are not enough places at the table. And so, we shrink the guest list just in case there is not enough, and we scramble to occupy the chairs first. And yet our sacred texts invite us to imagine and make real the gathering […]