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They giggled and said, “What are you wearing? That looks like a dress.” My class at the local classical Christian school were not sure what to make of me when I walked in on Ash Wednesday wearing my cassock. Sure, they had seen me in clericals every day. But this was different. This wasn’t a […]
Yesterday, like many of you, I watched with great sadness the fire that consumed Notre Dame. With stunned silence I saw the video of the spire collapse and this morning I saw the aftermath of the flames. While it was devastating, by all accounts it could have been worse. More damage could have been done. […]
George Herbert is perhaps my favorite Anglican poet/priest. He was born in 1593 and served in Parliament before giving up a secular career to seek Holy Orders. His poetry and writings have been balm to many a needy soul. Perhaps his best known poem is “Love” He died in 1633 from consumption, but left behind […]
Let’s face it, Lent gets a bad rap. It’s accused of being too negative. It brings about the tendency to look morbid and be grumpy. It evokes too much unhealthy guilt. Why put dirt on your head anyway? But this is not a true picture of Lent! Lent is an opportunity to refocus and reexamine our lives in the […]