Driven into Wilderness (Year One, 1 Epiphany, Monday)

Photo by Kiwihug on Unsplash After much reflection and research, I purchased a lovely two-volume set of "Revised Office Readings" in preparation for 2019. There are various lectionaries (or collections/lists of scripture readings appointed for any given day of the year) and I have found them useful both in deciding what to read, and in … Continue reading Driven into Wilderness (Year One, 1 Epiphany, Monday)

Finger of Death

Often before we eat at drop-in (our church gathering with people from the street), I'll ask if anyone would like to pray for our meal. On this particular morning, I looked around and someone who I had never seen before raised his hand. Grateful, I walked towards him and gave him the microphone. A beautiful, articulate prayer poured through the speakers. Afterwards, … Continue reading Finger of Death

Silence: Love Suffers Long in Scorcese’s Latest

Warning: Contains Spoilers. Moments before Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) apostatizes (that is, abandons the faith), he sees five bodies mummified in burlap, hanging upside down in pits. Their necks have been nicked, slightly, to prevent blood from amassing in their heads in favour of it dripping into the pits. They are alive, groaning into the night … Continue reading Silence: Love Suffers Long in Scorcese’s Latest