Reflections on the Liturgy of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Collect: O God, who willed that your Only Begotten Son should undergo the Cross to save the human race, grant, we pray, that we, who have known his mystery on earth, may merit the grace of his redemption in heaven. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the …

A Poem on the Parables of Jesus

(The lectionary has been presenting the Matthaean parables. This poem reflects on receiving the import of God.) Parabolic I will announce what has lain hidden from the foundation of the world. You splattered inkblots cross our broken minds, To sober Ahabs for the Möbius Recurrences that wind the streams of time. Your meaning is both …

Whatever You Loose on Earth

The potency of the Sacraments enthralls me. One by one, I have homed in on their efficacious power, especially as I have experienced them—how they account for capabilities and proclivities that are beyond anything that would be predicted from the external circumstances of my life. Several years of personal trials caused me to reexamine the …