A Word of Grace – December 14, 2015

Dear Friends, Last week’s message on the San Bernardino massacre and its aftermath resulted in an outpouring responses grateful for words of kindness and hope after that horrific day. Thank You. . . . John said, “Grace and truth came through Jesus Christ” (John 1:17b). Those words express love, both tender and tough, personified in

A Word of Grace – December 7, 2015

Dear Friends, The subject of my meditation this week is the San Bernardino massacre. My observations are personal and spiritual and not intended as an attempt at a comprehensive treatment of the event and its implications. It is too fresh and raw, and too close to home for that, and others are better qualified for

A Word of Grace – November 30, 2015

Dear Friends, Zechariah, an old priest, with impeccable lineage married to Elizabeth, also a woman of impeccable lineage,  reads Scripture, keeps the commandments, prays, and serves God. Yet, when the Angel Gabriel shows up with a message from God of joy and gladness in answer to his prayer for a son, Zechariah asks, “How can