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October 25, 2020: Agonism

Posted by Jennifer Adams on 10/24/20

I have a true story for you. The year is 2014. We are in Iran. Seven years earlier a teenager stabbed another teenager and he died. That killer was to be hanged. He is in the public square, blind folded, standing on a chair, and a noose around ... Read More »

Sunday, October 18, 2020: Oldest Verse in the New Testament

Posted by Jennifer Adams on 10/17/20

 

Ok, I want to give you a brief history of the New Testament. None of the gospels were written down until the late 60’s AD. The stories about Jesus circulated, but nothing written down. St. Paul never met Jesus in person, but only encountered the risen Christ ... Read More »

October 11, 2020: Step Up

Posted by Jennifer Adams on 10/10/20

I have always felt bad for the man at the end of the gospel. I mean, who knows how to dress for weddings these days? Should I wear a formal suit and tie? [Show an outfit of suit and tie] Maybe it’s just casual/ [Show an outfit of ... Read More »

Sunday, October 4, 2020: Bear Good Fruits

Posted by Jennifer Adams on 10/03/20

Sunday, September 27, 2020: Do What You Say

Posted by Jennifer Adams on 9/26/20

[I sit in a chair in front of the altar] I want all of you to try this, as you are sitting down, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles in the air.   Keep doing this, and as you do this take your right ... Read More »

Sunday, September 20, 2020: From Now On

Posted by Jennifer Adams on 9/19/20

[FROM NOW ON, from the movie GREATEST SHOWMAN]

 

Sing [slowly and meditatively]

From now on, These eyes will not be blinded by the lights. From now on, What's waited till tomorrow starts tonight, Tonight. Let this promise in me start. Like an anthem in my heart. From ... Read More »

Sunday, September 13, 2020: The Masks We Live In

Posted by Jennifer Adams on 9/12/20

Now that people have accepted the fact that we will be wearing masks. Nobody likes masks, but experts tell us that mask help protect others and ourselves. There are all sorts of masks [Hold up masks] There are disposable ones, cloth ones and ones with plastic shields.

 

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Sunday, September 6, 2020: Beyond Fine

Posted by Jennifer Adams on 9/05/20

Reflection by Molly Weyrens, Pastoral Associate:

I’m going to start with a story that many of you I am guessing can relate to.. My sister and I were parking our car at a hotel where we were staying for a wedding. We looked over and the brother of ... Read More »

Sunday, August 30, 2020: Aging... bitter or better?

Posted by Jennifer Adams on 8/29/20

When I get older losing more hairMany years from nowWill you still be sending me a ValentineBirthday greetings bottle of wine?

 

That’s the first song that Paul McCarthy wrote. He was only 15, but it didn’t get recorded until the Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album ... Read More »

Sunday, August 23, 2020: We Are Not God

Posted by Jennifer Adams on 8/22/20

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I remember talking to one of my nephews when we was a toddler. I asked him, “What do you want to be when you grow up?   He answered, “My Mom says I can be anything I want. I want to be God.”  

 

Well he’s older now, and I think he realizes he can’t be God. Actually none of us can, although some people keep trying. Perhaps that explains why there is so much angst in our lives. Too often, we want to be something different than what we are . . . a perfect parent, a star musician, a flawless completion, 3% body fat. St. Francis de Salles says, “Be who you are and be that ... Read More »

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