Lost, Found, Rejoice

The Lost Sheep, the Lost Coin, the Lost Sons (the Prodigal Son) are three familiar parables. So familiar we may think we know them. But these parables, like other biblical stories reward repeated engagement. Reading them this time, I was struck by the repeating celebrating and joy. “He calls together his friends and neighbors, saying […]

Grateful for Nothing

This Thanksgiving – I know Thanksgiving was two days ago, I had pie to eat, okay? This Thanksgiving I am grateful for nothing. Yes, that’s right. I am grateful for nothing. This past summer my life and my family’s life was stressful. I was having a hard time praying- couldn’t concentrate, couldn’t focus. If I […]