• Posts Tagged ‘sunday sonnets’

    sunday sonnet #29

    by  • May 16, 2011 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    “Called as partners in Christ’s service”sings quite easily as a hymn,but we begin to get quite nervouswhen the reality sets in of what it means to live togetherlike our predecessors back in Acts:bonded by a faithful tether,always having each other’s backs. Sounds good – but it can get real toughwhen the conversation turns to...

    Read more →

    sunday sonnet #28

    by  • May 2, 2011 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    Sometimes a life can get definedby a single moment or event:as the “doubter” Thomas gets confined,though that image does not represent the complexity of his whole beingnor his broken spirit on that nightwhen he spoke of touching and seeing —there’s not one way to grieve that is “right.” When Thomas asked to touch and...

    Read more →

    lenten journal: sunday sonnet #27

    by  • April 25, 2011 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Mary came to the grave yard aloneexpecting to pour out her grief;and she met someone she should have knowneven though their encounter was brief. She stayed after the others had goneback to town to tell Christ was alive;in the light that came after the dawnhe called her – and her heart was revived. And...

    Read more →

    lenten journal: sunday sonnet #26

    by  • April 18, 2011 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    This Sunday is one with two faces,from shouts of hosanna to curses,and which emphasis that one placesor whether one reads all the verses that take Jesus from palms to Passionand us from fanfare to forgiveness.We move in liturgical fashionto do all we can to bear witness to a love that will not let us...

    Read more →

    lenten journal: sunday sonnet #25

    by  • April 11, 2011 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    First the news of Lazarus dyingbefore Jesus had time to get there —Then the image of Jesus cryingmust have giv’n the disciples a scare . . . He got to the tomb and called out his friend,with the others saying, “He stinketh” –they had no idea death was no end,Jesus said, “Death is not...

    Read more →

    lenten journal: sunday sonnet #24

    by  • April 4, 2011 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    John 9 tells the story of a man born blind whom Jesus healed by spreading mud on his face and telling him to and wash. Though Jesus is clear that the man was not the cause of his blindness, I was struck by the unwillingness of others to see him as anything other than...

    Read more →

    lenten journal: sunday sonnet #23

    by  • March 28, 2011 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    The passage for today was Jesus meeting the woman at the well. My sonnet was particularly affected by the following video. Thanks to my friend Down Under, Simon, for posting it. sunday sonnet #23 a woman of no distinction, shecame alone to the well at noon;engaged her in conversation, hecame her reputation to impugn...

    Read more →

    lenten journal: sunday sonnet #22

    by  • March 21, 2011 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    John 3:1-17 was the lectionary passage today: Jesus’ encounter with Nicodemus. One phrase in their conversation, which was translated in the King James as “born again,” has been a dividing qualifier of sorts in Christianity, unfortunately. Besides being born again (as in “one more time”), it can also be read as “born anew” (recreation...

    Read more →

    lenten journal: sunday sonnet #21

    by  • March 14, 2011 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    The lectionary passage today was Matthew’s account of Jesus being tempted in the desert. In Reading Jesus, Mary Gordon talks about Jesus’ experience in the desert demonstrating how he was growing into who he was becoming, which stuck with me. sunday sonnet #21 He had been forty days without foodwhen the Tempter showed up...

    Read more →

    sunday sonnet #20

    by  • March 7, 2011 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    This morning, in preparation for our church’s participation in the Durham CROP Walk (feel free to make a donation here), we watched a short film from Church World Service about women in Kenya who spent eleven hours of everyday walking to find water until CWS was able to help them build a sand dam...

    Read more →