When the pandemic brought in-person gatherings to an abrupt halt last year, Easter was right around the corner. And so it wasn’t long before certain voices in the wider church began offering this bold suggestion: Easter should be postponed, they said, until it was safe to gather again.
It’s a gift for the taking…the means for enduring the heartache which is a certainty of the human condition…the inspiration for building a better world, one that is just and compassionate, enlightening, and true
I heard a parable recently, not from Jesus but from Buddha. It’s a timely one, especially considering what we just heard in our Old Testament reading about fiery serpents.
Honor your father and your mother, so that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you. You shall not murder. You shall not commit adultery. You shall not steal. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
The Rev. Brandon Ashcraft preached at the celebration of Holy Eucharist on the Second Sunday in Lent.
The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows preached at the celebration of the Holy Eucharist on the First Sunday in Lent. This was in connection with Episcopal Relief and Development Sunday.