Jesus Wept: Grieving to Move On

On the eve of Memorial Day, our Scripture lesson drops us into a scene of grief and loss – a place of transition that all of us experience. Two women, Mary and Martha, are grieving the death of their brother Lazarus. Martha learns that Jesus plans to meet them in their grief, and she runsContinue reading “Jesus Wept: Grieving to Move On”

Collateral Beauty: A Pastoral Meditation for Memorial Day

It is a weekend for remembering. And for those of us whom God has claimed in Christ Jesus, the most important thing for us to remember is that there’s life even in death – “collateral beauty,” the odd-sounding term I’ve shared with you before. Believing in collateral beauty is to hold fast to the notionContinue reading “Collateral Beauty: A Pastoral Meditation for Memorial Day”