A Morning Prayer, Thirtieth Day

A Morning Prayer, Thirtieth Day

Creator Spirit, who broodest everlastingly over the lands and waters of earth, enduing them with forms and colors which no human skill can copy, give me today, I beseech thee, the mind and heart to rejoice in thy creation. Forbid that I should walk through thy...
God’s Muddy Children

God’s Muddy Children

Today I was reading Deuteronomy 17:14-17 14 When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you and have taken possession of it and settled in it, and you say, “Let us set a king over us like all the nations around us,” 15 be sure to appoint over you a king...
St. Patrick and Battlezone Earth

St. Patrick and Battlezone Earth

A clever member of our congregation made an astute comment after my sermon on Sunday, where the main theme was that we have to make a deliberate and conscious choice to follow God. He mentioned to me that Silicon Valley (and indeed our church) lies between Mount...
A Morning Prayer

A Morning Prayer

Canticle Christ, as a light illumine and guide me. Christ, as a shield overshadow me. Christ under me; Christ over me; Christ beside me on my left and my right. This day be within and without me, lowly and meek, yet all-powerful. Be in the heart of each to whom I...
Dare to be Different

Dare to be Different

Some historical background will be necessary for this one. In Numbers 13, Moses had sent twelve spies into Canaan to spy out the land. Of the twelve, ten came back with a good report of the bounty of the land, but fearful of the current inhabitants: “We seemed like...