Tag Archives: Healing

all we can do

All you can do is walk into Jerusalem, with the Hosannas ringing in your ears, and the palms coming at you in every direction, and you’re wondering what’s real, and if there’s any love that won’t swallow you up, and … Continue reading

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What Comes Next

Reading – from Alain de Botton’s 2016 essay, “Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person”   It’s one of the things we are most afraid might happen to us. We go to great lengths to avoid it. And yet we do it … Continue reading

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Step Zero

Story: Two Monks and a Woman  Homily – for the New Year: Step Zero (co-written by Kristen Psaki)  Here’s what I’ve always wondered, about that story.  When the older monk asks the younger monk that question, about why he was still … Continue reading

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How It Might Have Gone (My Universalist Dream Ballet Version of the Brett Kavanaugh Senate Hearings)

I was imagining all day yesterday how it might have gone. I keep thinking of it like my Universalist-Dream-Ballet version of the horrifying/captivating Senate Hearings. That is, a version of events fueled by my most idealistic notions of redemption and reconciliation.  And, … Continue reading

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Re-Creation and Reconciliation – Easter Sermon 2017

Reading – from Louise Erdrich’s The Painted Desert   Sermon – Re-Creation and Reconciliation – Easter Sunday 2017 Perhaps it is predictable that my favorite part of the Jesus story is the moment that many orthodox preachers would call his … Continue reading

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True Things – Sermon March 12 2017

Reading, from Adrienne Rich’s “Lies, Secrets, and Silence”  Sermon, “True Things” – part 1 of 3 part series “Real Life”  Today’s my mom’s birthday, and so I’m going to start by sharing a classic my-mom story. She’d just come back … Continue reading

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Healing the Heart of Democracy

Reading: Washington Post articles from Sept 26 2016 “Feeling Anxious About the Debate?” and October 13 2016 “People Are So Stressed by this Election….”  If you were at the installation, you may remember that the opening line of the choral … Continue reading

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