Pastoral Reflection2020-06-15T20:07:40-04:00

September 2020

Justice of Healing, Not Harm

September 13th, 2020|

“Magical Power, Marvelous Action! Chopping Wood, Carrying Water…” thus reflected an early Zen master of China. The ancient wisdom found beauty and profound spirituality at being fully present in the daily grind. So when young […]

Walking the Tightrope

September 6th, 2020|

“How does your church practice social responsibility?” a student from Drew Theological School asked me at an online seminar last Friday. The topic of discussion was the Wesleyan commitment to scriptural holiness, encompassing both inward […]

August 2020

Try to See the Beauty in Everything

August 30th, 2020|

I remember the phone call from my eldest daughter about eleven years ago. At the time, she was working within Obama’s campaign team and I was growing impatient to hear her next plans as the […]

What You See Isn’t Everything

August 23rd, 2020|

A recent article in the New York Times showed that 99% of people in Flushing wear masks. It’s the highest rate among 14 different neighborhoods in New York City. Vigilant mask wearing explains how a […]

Happy, No Matter What Happens

August 16th, 2020|

I wake up several times throughout the night. Default is to pray when I can’t force myself to sleep, but sometimes that’s easier said than done with the prolonged pandemic. What’s funny is that whenever […]

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