Learning to Bear the Beams of Love: My Sermon on Luke 16:19-31
I was honored to be invited to contribute this article to the Eastertide 2022 edition of The Merton Journal, published bi-annually by The Thomas Merton Society of Great Britain and Ireland.
A reflection on this famous quote attributed to Nikolaus von Zinzendorf: "Preach the gospel, die, and be forgotten."
There is no going back, Wendell Berry reminds us. I reflected on this truth after going back to my former congregation, and share my ponderings here.
"Every day you have less reason not to give yourself away." - Wendell Berry
Sitting still among the trees, all our stirring becomes quiet. We can hear our song at last, and sing it. Here is a reflection on Wendell Berry's poem, "I Go Among Trees."
As we begin the autumn season, here is another in my series of Poems, Prayers, Psalms, and Promises, featuring a poem by Wendell Berry alongside Psalm 145.
Psalm 130 reminds us to wait with hope, knowing that morning is coming, that our season of waiting will pass, and that God is with us as we wait and watch.