Obedience

September 22, 2019

Reflections for Trinity 14

The Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity: (The BCP Readings for today can be found here). The collect for today, reads like this: Almighty and everlasting God, give unto us the increase of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain that which thou dost promise, make us to love that which thou dost command; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The lovely command “Make us to love that which thou dost command”: Isn’t that an interesting phrase? A love forRead more

September 1, 2019

September 1, Reflections for Trinity 11

The Eleventh Sunday after Trinity: Today’s readings put me in mind of David, and of what it means to be someone “after God’s own heart.” Here’s the Collect: O God, who declarest thy almighty power most chiefly in showing mercy and pity: Mercifully grant unto us such a measure of thy grace, that we, running the way of thy commandments, may obtain thy gracious promises, and be made partakers of thy heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. There’sRead more

Handmaid

Detail of William Hole's "Annunciation"

The Overwhelming “Shoulds”: Sometimes I get overwhelmed by all of the “shoulds” in life. I think about the problems in the world and my inability to respond to any of them in a significant way. I compare myself to men and women who seem to be almost superhuman in their sacrifice and dedication. I start to feel inadequate. I have never been a type-A girl. I would rather share a quiet meal with an old friend than network at anRead more