The Vision of Hope

Take a moment, and travel with me as we follow St. Paul back to the city of Troas. You may never have heard of Troas. It was a thriving metropolis back in its day. It was so flourishing that none other than Julius Caesar once considered making Troas his western capital for the Roman empire. … Read more

The Need for Discernment

It was Elizabeth Barrett Browning who wrote, “Earth’s crammed with heaven.” I have seen this quote truncated as such, leaving the reader with the implication that earth is like heaven only on steroids. Be assured, the quote continues and reads as follows: “Earth’s crammed with heaven and every common bush afire with God, but only … Read more

Goodness and Compassion

The painting above by New York artist Laura James, depicts Jesus and the feeding of the 5000. (Matthew 14:13-21) It is the story of a miracle. Miracles break through the ordinary, everyday events of life. Like breaking bread. Like giving thanks. The abundance of life with God opens us to goodness. The word “good” is … Read more