Still Hungry

The apple The manna The barbecue offerings The unleavened bread The wine jugs in Cana The food for the thousands The last supper The post-resurrection fishes. God, I think you’re all about food, About eating together here, About hospitality now, In the delectable real world. But, no. The Learned Preacher says you mean Spiritual Food… Read More

Reflection on a Dead Dog

This morning my friend Tanya posted on Facebook about a violent incident she witnessed in her neighborhood. A man was kicking his dogs with his children crying and screaming nearby. He kicked one into the street where it was run over by a car and “died instantly.” Afterwards he returned laughing to the house. More… Read More

They Also Serve

My title comes from the sonnet “On His Blindness” by John Milton in which he laments that his blindness now keeps him from using what he (rightly?) considered his greatest talent: writing.  He wonders why God would give him such a gift and then block its use.  In the end he hears God’s answer:  “They… Read More