I have found myself dreading Facebook lately. With the general election beginning to churn, the competing posts are out: “Evidence of Obama’s socialist conspiracy!” “Republicans plan to inspect every woman’s womb!” Some are rather scary while others I quietly cheer; still others simply draw me into grief over how little Jesus seems apparent in any of it.
Easter | Sixth Sunday of Easter (Year B)
Acts 10:44-48; Psalm 98; 1 John 5:1-6; John 15:9-17
"I have a life that is rich in experience, and is now rich in spirit." This is how Bob DeMarco opened the new year on his blog. At 61, DeMarco is sole caretaker of his 96-year-old mom, Dotty. At one time he was an institutional salesman of derivatives, futures, options and mortgages; at another time he was chief executive of a small software company. He was once married and is now divorced. But according to Jane Gross, DeMarco always knew he would drop it all to care for his mother when the time came. That time came eight years ago.
by Debra BendisFebruary 22, 2012
We need to be reminded, as we celebrate Pentecost, that the Spirit is always much bigger and more "other" than we normally think.