Shouldering is a way of moving upwards, out of the darkness and into the light. Not unlike human shoulders that shrug and scrunch, sometimes toward the ears and sometimes back down toward the belly, when a vegetable is good and ready it will scrunch and shoulder toward the sky.
My fondest memories of my father focus on the times we worked together. My father knew how to fix everything
In my experience, many pastors and ministry leaders approach the death of Jesus much too casually with children.
Apparently, there are different kinds of ‘alone.’
Palm Sunday will be here in just a few short days and I am not ready for it. I’m not ready for Holy Week as a priest, as a parent, or as an individual person trying to follow Christ. And yet, it’s coming.
On Palm Sunday, during the reading of the passion gospel, my three and a half year old learned that Jesus died. On the one hand, I was swelling with parental pride for his calm attentiveness and understanding of the story. But on the other hand, I was worried about how this new information would begin processing in his young mind.
It can be difficult for our children to the stories of Holy Week. Here are some tips for preparing children for the Passion.
Good Friday displays how God in Christ relates to humans in and through suffering.
This Holy Week, God will be at work in us in ways we cannot yet ask or imagine.
Hope is the word I’m clinging to during this Lent.