“Keep Awake”: Rumi the Raccoon

Readings for the First Sunday of Advent (Year A) Isaiah 2:1-5 Psalm 122 Romans 13:11-14 Matthew 24:36-44 This sermon was preached at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Albany CA on Sunday November 28, 2010. This last summer, I house-sat for a friend in Richmond, where I took care of a beautiful Samoyed dog named Stogie […]

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Attitudes that Help us “Be”

Readings for All Saints Day Ecclesiasticus 44:1-1-, 13-14 Psalm 149 Revelation 7:2-4, 9-17 Matthew 5:1-12 In Thornton Wilder’s famous play Our Town, one of the main characters Emily dies in childbirth and enters an afterlife in which dead souls sit and stare blankly into nothingness, indifferent to earthly events. Emily wants to relive one more […]

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