Bulletin: June 12, 2016

Bulletin: June 12, 2016 Today’s readings tell us about forgiveness of sins, really big sins, but their lesson is about living authentic lives. David has been given tremendous gifts by God and called to a life of leadership and service. Yet he commits adultery and murder. The woman in Luke is a sinner who has disrespected…

Bulletin: June 5, 2016

Bulletin: June 5, 2016 GOD IN OUR MIDST In our reading from First Kings, Elijah visits the house of a widowed mother whose only son falls ill and dies. Elijah, calling upon God, restores life to her son. The grieving mother recognizes Elijah as a man of God only after he restores her son to…

Bulletin: May 29, 2016

Bulletin: May 29, 2016 THE MAKINGS OF A MEAL  In Genesis, it is an intimate gathering. Melchizedek, both a king and a priest, blesses Abram, a man chosen by God, using the simple food and drink of ordinary meals. Abram’s response is to offer God a part, ten percent, of everything he has. In Corinthians,…

Bulletin: May 22, 2016

Bulletin: May 22, 2016 INCOMPLETE ANSWERS Today’s reading from Proverbs describes the power of beginnings, when what is most beautiful and central in our relationship to God is a hope in our minds and the mind of God. When there was nothing but our relationship, there was still power enough to generate an entire world,…

Bulletin: May 1, 2016

“MERCY, TENDERNESS, COMPASSIONATE LOVE” Those very qualities in the lives of the first Christian leaders enabled the early church to welcome “outsiders” and make them feel comfortably at home. The young community looked like Revelation’s new Jerusalem, gates facing everywhere, welcoming everyone. Announcing this year’s Jubilee Year of Mercy, Pope Francis declared mercy, tenderness, and…