Faith and Generosity

On a holiday of generosity, we will explore an ancient term that sounds seriously clumsy today. Faith is a very useful term sketching out the form of religion in modern society. This sermon will draw out a sense of faith in modern terms.  Another old concept, grace, shows up in the transition from Thanksgiving to … Continued

Gratitude and Longing

One of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves is to fully experience gratitude and longing. As David Steindl-Rast said, gratitude is “the inner gesture of giving meaning to our life by receiving life as gift.” And longing enables us to identify those aspects of our lives that might need attention. Both are important.

Attention Please!

One of the greatest challenges in life is paying attention. Sometimes, when things are difficult to experience, we really don’t want to pay attention. Other times, we simply forget. However, when we do pay attention, we’re better able to cope with reality and to appreciate all that is good in our lives and in our … Continued