Browsing Deacon Wilson's Wisdom

Kingdom Come!

Posted by Penny Haney on 12/18/19

Our Gospel today pays John an extremely impressive compliment. Jesus says of him: “Among those born of women, there is none greater than John the Baptist.” That is a remarkable claim. John was greater than Alexander who conquered the world, greater than Abraham the father of Israel, even greater ... Read More »

Holy Hospitality

Posted by Janice Schmidbauer on 8/22/19

   Some people are just hospitable by nature.  They have the knack of making you feel welcome. My grandmother was such a person who warmly welcomed everyone to her home.  She always set an extra place at the dinner table, and everyone knew why.  In her Irish simplicity, she ... Read More »

NEIGHBORS ALL

Posted by Pauletta Lyons on 7/19/19

   We live in a world where being Responsible for others is always a challenge, because we are often tempted to say: “It is not my child, not my community, not my problem.” While many continue to ignore responsibility, others see the need and respond.  Fred Rogers, the director ... Read More »

SAVVY TRAVELERS

Posted by Pauletta Lyons on 7/19/19

     Savvy travelers consult experts before beginning their journeys.  They utilize a variety of travel aids such as guidebooks, maps, charts and schedules that help provide them with worry-free travel.  Armed with tips, recommendations and cautions, these savvy travelers are prepared to enjoy journeys filled with many pleasant ... Read More »

THE CALL

Posted by Pauletta Lyons on 7/19/19

    Gone are the days when mom or dad would call their child home with a hearty yell from the front porch.  Our 21st century parental calling efforts are simply a call or text from our cell phone, a device that everyone seems to have handy.  However we ... Read More »

LIFE GIVING FOOD

Posted by Pauletta Lyons on 7/19/19

   “And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them saying: ‘This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.’” [Luke 22:19]  With these words, Jesus gave us his Body and Blood.  This is real food, as necessary for our spiritual ... Read More »

LIFE GIVING FOOD

Posted by Pauletta Lyons on 7/19/19

   “And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them saying: ‘This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.’” [Luke 22:19]  With these words, Jesus gave us his Body and Blood.  This is real food, as necessary for our ... Read More »

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 »