8 Mar, 2018

Regaining Our Passion

By | 2018-03-08T19:54:49+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Father Bob's Blog|0 Comments

Christianity has become passé, if you read the statistics and look at the predictions, Christianity is headed for the grave. Especially we Episcopalians, full of rationality, education and social action, have seemed to lose our touch. These days we wonder what has happened in sixty short years, when churches were filled, people were active and [...]

22 Nov, 2017

Thanksgiving

By | 2017-11-22T17:58:47+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Father Bob's Blog|0 Comments

This month we will gather in sundry places to celebrate the great pilgrim feast of Thanksgiving. Today, Thanksgiving tends to be more about football than pilgrims, more about pre-Christmas sales and less about sharing a new land. It was almost three centuries ago that a small band of religious rebels left England’s shores seeking a [...]

23 Oct, 2017

Las Vegas

By | 2017-10-23T21:04:04+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Father Bob's Blog|0 Comments

There is an old prayer for children in the Book of Common Prayer that begins like this: “God, you see your children growing up in an unsteady and confusing world…” After the horror of Las Vegas, we have to ask ourselves can anyplace be safe? We worry so very much about our children and the [...]

16 Aug, 2017

Civil War

By | 2017-08-16T19:12:19+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Father Bob's Blog|4 Comments

As a priest for forty years I cannot number how many times I have heard the phrase, “I never thought this would happen to me.” Living brings into our lives all sorts of events and occurrences we never thought would happen. In my judgement, Cardinal Sean O’Malley wrote it best recently: “Nations live and flourish [...]

17 Jun, 2017

Why We Were Born!

By | 2017-07-19T15:42:48+00:00 June 17th, 2017|Father Bob's Blog|0 Comments

Driving along the road the other day, I spotted a sign that read “He that giveth to the poor lendeth to the Lord.” I didn’t remember ever hearing that particular verse and so I looked it up. It is from the Book of Proverbs. I don’t ever think about what I do as lending to [...]

7 Dec, 2016

Fragile Christmas

By | 2017-07-19T15:42:48+00:00 December 7th, 2016|Father Bob's Blog|0 Comments

Recently, I was sitting in our Church alone. Sometimes praying is merely listening. I kept hearing, almost in a whisper, the word fragile, as if it was a message given silently in that quiet moment. Sometimes everything that seems so rock solid can come apart in the twinkling of an eye. How fragile life can [...]

10 Nov, 2016

Election 2016

By | 2017-07-19T15:42:48+00:00 November 10th, 2016|Father Bob's Blog|0 Comments

The Election of 2016 is over. It may turn out to be the most momentous election in our lifetime. The acerbic debates, advertisements, and quips have ended. Smart and loyal people are calling for a smooth transition of power as a hallmark of American democracy, as the questions looms over our collective consciousness “What comes [...]

12 Aug, 2016

Prayer – vs – Hate

By | 2017-07-19T15:42:48+00:00 August 12th, 2016|Father Bob's Blog|0 Comments

The summer of 2016 has been filled with tragedy. Society as we know it is changing, not just in the United States but throughout the world. Shootings, bombings, protests, harsh rhetoric abounds reminding us that this change has been gradually creeping toward us for decades. William Butler Yeats wrote a poem entitled “The Second Coming” [...]

27 Apr, 2016

Primal Explosion

By | 2017-07-19T15:42:48+00:00 April 27th, 2016|Father Bob's Blog|0 Comments

The famous poet T. S. Eliot won a Nobel Prize for Literature for his long poem, “The Four Quartets.”  It is a masterpiece.  Eliot gave me an understanding of what to look for when I want to know the resurrection. He wrote, “There are only hints and guesses, hints followed by guesses; and the rest [...]

14 Apr, 2016

Where Are We Going?

By | 2017-07-19T15:42:48+00:00 April 14th, 2016|Father Bob's Blog|1 Comment

At the beginning of his Canterbury Tales, Geoffery Chaucer describes the convening of twenty-nine pilgrims at the Tabard Inn in Southwark on the southern bank of the River Thames. The following day they would travel to Canterbury, ‘the holy Blissful martyr for to seek.”  They were going to kneel and prayer at the jewel-encrusted tomb [...]