Browsing Deacon Wilson's Wisdom

TRINITY QUEST

Posted by Pauletta Lyons on 7/18/19

      Once again, we immerse ourselves in this familiar but unfathomable belief of the God of three persons, and try to explain this mystery by using a variety of familiar symbols. We have used triangles, circles, shamrocks, and the chemistry of water as solid, liquid and gas in ... Read More »

SECOND CHRISTMAS

Posted by Pauletta Lyons on 7/18/19

   Everyone knows that the spiritual focus of Christmas celebrates our greatest gift, the coming of Jesus among us. If we were to promote a second gift-giving season, Pentecost would be the ideal time. This celebration of the coming of the Holy Spirit could be labeled our second Christmas. Pentecost ... Read More »

GREAT PEACE

Posted by Pauletta Lyons on 7/18/19

    We all know people who have left a memorable legacy after their death. Often a fond memory, a kind word, a favorite treat, a silly joke, or ready smile lives on long after the person has died.  Recent history has given ample evidence of many people who have ... Read More »

A NEW COMMAND

Posted by Pauletta Lyons on 5/15/19

 

Today’s gospel returns us to the Last Supper where Jesus has washed his disciples’ feet. They didn’t understand what he was trying to teach them through thissymbolic act of love, but he put into words the message his actions proclaimed: “Love one another.  As I have loved you, ... Read More »

EASTER LOVE

Posted by Pauletta Lyons on 5/08/19

            “We have a divine-human birthright though few of us put it to use.  We quickly identify with the physical, psychological, and social dimensions of ourselves. But we often forget the spiritual dimension that is directly connected to the Divine Source---the God of love.” 

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EASTER PEOPLE

Posted by Pauletta Lyons on 4/24/19

   During this Easter season the church asks if our lives have been changed by our Easter experience. If that first Easter dramatically changed the lives of Jesus’ disciples, has this Easter changed us?  We remember Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection, but how has another Easter experience impacted us?  ... Read More »

ALLELUIA

Posted by Pauletta Lyons on 4/24/19

        After forty days of Lent and the violence of Good Friday, we rejoice this Easter Sunday.  “Alleluia” is our cry spoken again for the first time in weeks!  We have moved from the sorrow and sadness of Good Friday to the good news of Easter Sunday. ... Read More »

NEVER ENDING PASSION

Posted by Pauletta Lyons on 4/16/19

   Holy Week has begun, and Christians the world over listen again to the story of their salvation. This listening is more than an historical                                        remembrance of Jesus’ movements through a period of days that began on a high note of praising and rejoicing, only to end on the ... Read More »

How Blind Are We?

Posted by Pauletta Lyons on 4/02/19

How Blind Are We?

There is definitely an element of fear connected with darkness, whether that darkness is physical or spiritual.  It is comforting to remember however, that there is never   darkness so deep or so powerful that we cannot be liberated by God’s grace.  Helen Keller, in her ... Read More »

How Thirsty Are We?

Posted by Pauletta Lyons on 3/26/19

HOW THIRSTY ARE WE? Water is essential to maintain life.  Everything that lives needs water.  To people living so close to Lake Michigan, water seems like no big deal, but to people living in arid regions of the world, water is a most valuable commodity.  Anyone who has traveled ... Read More »