Just Mercy and the Work of Justice

Last Friday Lisa and I took the time to go and see the new film “Just Mercy” starring Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson. The film is based on the true story of attorney Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) and Walter McMillian (Foxx), a black man wrongly convicted for the murder of a...

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Slouching Toward Bethlehem

The Second Coming  Launch Audio in a New Window BY WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS Turning and turning in the widening gyre    The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere    The ceremony...

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Advent and Adventure

In the sermon for the Feast of Christ the King on Sunday November 24th, I made the statement that one cannot have an Adventure with Advent. More than being a play on words, I believe it is a spiritual truth when it comes to doing the challenging and very good work that we are called to do as...

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Parish Library

We Have Books-Check ‘Em Out! As I learn new things here at St. Thomas I am finding out that some things are news to folks who have been here awhile. To that end I am highlighting ministries and resources here at St. Thomas from time to time in these first seasons we have together.   Firstly,...

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Dia de los Muertos at St. Thomas

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) One of the many blessings of growing up in and around the Southwestern United States was being exposed to the celebration of Dia de los Muertos (the day of the dead).elebrated between November 1st and 2nd  The Day of the Dead is a celebration of what we would...

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Dark Enough to See the Stars

Darkness, the absence of light and understanding is a necessary part of authentic spiritual experience. Contrast between light and dark helps us to understand life in all of its complexities and uncertainties.  The accompanying video with the snippet of Radney Foster’s short story and the...

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St. Francis-More than Talking to Animals

“Start by doing what’s necessary, then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” –St. Francis of Assisi St. Francis of Assisi is perhaps the most famous Christian of the Second Millennium of the Church. He was born Giovanni Pietro di Bernadone...

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Who Do We Fail To See?

Following up on yesterday’s Gospel and sermon, I share with you this video from Steve Earle’s fine album The Low Highway.  The plight of the poor and those experiencing homelessness is often hidden from our view or willfully unseen by those who are troubled by their presence around us....

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Warren’s Wonderings & Wanderings

The Lyrics from Warren Haynes’ Song “Beat Down the Dust” seem to me to be an indirect commentary on Jesus’s message in the parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man that we will hear on Sunday. Using imagery that describes the characteristics of those who have advantages in our...

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