Monthly Archive: March, 2018


Good Friday We like to be in control. Everywhere. All the time. Now in truth we do possess some limited oversight of a small portion of our known universe, quite a small portion… Continue reading

When They Remember Us

Holy Thursday We celebrated two funerals earlier this week. And each time I sit down with a grieving family, after we hash out the specifics of the funeral liturgy—which date is best for… Continue reading

He is No Victim & Neither Are We

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion Human beings possess this amazing ability to feel and understand the suffering that others know without actually experiencing it firsthand. We can imagine what they experience, and… Continue reading

First The Seed Must Die

Fifth Sunday of Lent Early into my ordination to the priesthood, I came to a painful crossroads. Some of you have heard this story before, but many may not have. So here goes.… Continue reading

God’s Mercy Beyond Measure

Fourth Sunday of Lent Some years ago in my first parish, I took a call from a hospice chaplain about a woman in the hospital whose doctors said she did not have much… Continue reading

Would We Extinguish Our Own Fire?

Third Sunday of Lent In this year’s run-up to the governor’s office in Kansas, six declared candidates are young men, aged 16 and 17, not even old enough to vote. One newspaper reporter… Continue reading

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