Pastor’s Notes

“70 X 7 Times” “Say what?” I have always loved the extent of that deeply American question. St. Matthew’s Jesus challenges the limits of interpersonal forgiveness, “Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive? As many as seven times?” The…

Pastor’s Notes

A Circle of Safety!      A dear pastor friend from the Mennonite tradition says there are two myths that profoundly impact the health of local Christian communities. One is that violence is the quickest way to consensus and the second is that church is…

Pastor’s Notes

“O My Goodness!” At the village of Poggio Bostone, St. Francis is said to have preached one of his first and most brief homilies. “Bon giorno, buona gente!”…Good morning, good people!” “Good” is such a wonderful word. I don’t think we use it enough….