Exodus 17:1-7; Psalm 95; Romans 5:1-11; John 4:5-42
LA’s Our Lady of the Angels
When you pray at LA's cathedral, you are part of humanity past, future and in the inglorious, unromanticized present.
Air travel—perhaps paradoxically—tutors us in patience, a practice in short supply in today's world.
Whenever the Israelites' "wilderness wandering" comes up, it
presents a golden opportunity--especially in the current U.S. political climate
--to talk about immigration.
Translated literally, the Spanish word desahogarse means "to undrown oneself." It refers to disclosing a story of grief or difficulty in a way that liberates the teller, or at least lightens her load.
A crisis in congregational life
It was Wednesday. Time to visit my youth intern again. I really, really disliked Wednesday mornings. As I walked out of the office, I said, “Be back around noon,” to my administrative assistant. She knew where I was headed and smiled in support.
Revised Common Lectionary © 1992 the Consultation on Common Texts. Used by permission.