#67: Prayer for Lent and Easter (Methodist Church)

Prayer for Lent and Easter Dr. Deidre Homer Call to action The Israelite prophet Micah said: "What does the Lord require of you? Only to act justly, love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." God of mercy and source of justice, pour on your people such love and compassion that we cannot remain … Continue reading #67: Prayer for Lent and Easter (Methodist Church)


The time of Easter, our time, can be a fuzzy time. It is fuzzy in the sense that to those of us who have been graced with faith, for some strange reason, we can still find some kind of serenity (some joy even), despite the tears in this valley showing no signs of ebbing. To … Continue reading Heaven

Victory is Won!

As we look at a world in which violence and suffering seem to increase daily, the words of Scripture that promise 'victory' may feel hard to believe. Japan still suffers from the terrible effects of the great earthquake and tsunami, and the risk of nuclear catastrophe has not disappeared. Bigotry and bloodshed have claimed the lives of Christians in many countries, not least in the tragic assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti in Pakistan, and in the continuing 'cleansing' of Christian populations from Iraq. Unrest in North Africa bears heavily on the lives of ordinary people and their families, while oppressive rulers cling to their power. And elsewhere in Africa, civil wars and pandemic disease destroy the lives and security of millions, especially children.


From a homily given during the Advent Season by Fr. Jet Villarin, SJ Most probably, a black hole lives at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. It is probably a dead and very dense star pulling other stars and planets into itself like a sinkhole. Without wonder, we say gravity is what holds us … Continue reading Startle