Intention

It is good to be together for worship in the parish hall of our church! We haven’t done so in awhile and it is good to be in this sacred space. Instead of the beauty of stained glass we get to look out our windows and see the beauty of God’s creation, so much green in morning light. And thanks be to God we get to enjoy that view with the cool breeze of air-conditioning!** Paul’s letter reminds us that together we create a household of God. Our coming together in this space is what makes it sacred. Being brought together through Christ we create a temple of the holy. And while there may not be “dividing walls” that separate us there are streets and zip codes between where we are and the

Appalachia Reflection

On June 23rd, forty-four members of various churches in Maryland, including nine people from the Church of the Good Shepherd, ventured to Louisa, KY to work with the Appalachia Service Project (ASP). We spent a week working on various homes for families who were gracious enough to welcome us into their lives. Group leaders and teens worked together repairing and rebuilding roofs, decks, vinyl siding, adding insulation, digging drainage ditches, and building porches. It was hot, tiring, and amazing! As a first time ASP participant, I had no idea what to expect on the trip. I was told that this would be life-changing. Well, the first day and a half, all I could think was “What have I done and

Mercy

What does mercy mean to you? Is it something that you need? Is it something that you've given? We pray it all the time. Do we know what we're praying for? The Parable of the Good Samaritan is probably one of the most well-known stories from the gospels. So well known that the phrase, good Samaritan, is a part of our vernacular. It is a story that Jesus shared in response to a question, a good question. A question that almost all of us ask when we are unsure of what being "good" looks like - we want to know what it is we are supposed to do. If you'd like to listen to the sermon I preached on this story then please click the video. If you would like to do your own reflection on the stor

Peace

So I don’t know what I can say about these snakes and scorpions. The other day – at the start of the summer season – I went into my shed to find a snake warming itself on my storage container. It was hotter in the shed at that point, then outside. I did not immediately think about my authority to tread on the snake – instead I screamed and slammed the door – and decided to do my gardening later. I now announce myself every time I open the shed door – but of course, have never seen the snake again. More afraid of us than we are of them, right. So – snakes and scorpions and demons. Its not surprising to me that these apostles – meaning the ones sent out to proclaim good news – point not

Harmony

Jesus doesn’t come off as very nice in this morning's passage, does he? This morning when I was rereading it I thought of the hymn – What a Friend we have in Jesus – not this morning! Just look at how he treats these people who want to follow. He tells the first person who wants to follow him – well, you’re going to be homeless and I doubt you’d choose that. To another whose father has died, who presumably is in grief or at the very least simply wanting to fulfill his responsibility of burying him – Jesus says, let the dead bury the dead. Imagine I said that when someone came to me to plan a funeral. And to the third who only wants to say goodbye to his family before he leaves, Jesus – Je

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