Nearly 500 years ago in October, Martin Luther challenged some critical tenents and traditions of the Catholic Church. What resulted was a catacliysmic split that shaped the course of history forever. On nearly the exact day a few weeks ago, there was a meeting of a few Catholics and Lutherans in a small upper room at Our Lady of Snows catholic church, here in Leavenworth. No, they didn't argue theology or church practice, rather they came together sharing mutual concerns........
I've probalby preached on the Pentecost texts for more than two dozen times. This year was quite different. I sensed the nudging of that ever summoning Spirit to consider creating anew. Quite! So, what follows is a prayer I wrote, regarding this Beloved and Intimate Spirit, that was the sermon for Pentecost Sunday--and some were surprised. And I would suppose this prayer applies for the rest of the year, don't you think?
"Palm/Passion" Sunday is soon upon us! But why the slash......?