Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch” The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Luke 10: 25-37 Sermon delivered by the Rev. Dr. Maria A. Kane Ah, the Parable of the Good Samaritan. What a great story, especially today; but this parable is not without its problems; The obstacle, you see, is that we’re all too familiar with this story, so it … Continue reading

Whoever listens to you, listen to me.

(Homily given at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, July 3, 2016) In the name of one Living and Loving and Saving God. Amen. It was the 1960’s and there was this family. They were an average family in the sense that the parents worked hard and saw to it that basic needs were always met. The mom … Continue reading

The Forgiveness Myth

How many times have I heard or read about the Parable of the Unmerciful Servant in chapter 18 of Matthew? “Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy times seven times.” In this story, this is the passage probably most remembered. It is a strong statement. It tells us to basically be always … Continue reading

Thanks, Tanks and Transformation – An Open letter to Kim Davis

http://blackandwhiteandinlivingcolor.com/2015/09/03/thanks-tanks-and-transformation-an-open-letter-to-kim-davis/ Dear Sister in Christ, I want to write you this letter to express my sincerest and heart-felt thank you for what you are doing, but not for the reasons you might think. I am quite sure there are many opponents of Marriage Equality who are writing you letters supporting your willful insubordination to the … Continue reading

Jimmy Carter’s Faith

by Leonard Pitts, Miami Herald ‘To want what I have, to take what I’m given with grace … for this, I pray.’    Don Henley America is a nation of faith. So it is often said. In faith, a baker refuses to bake a cake for a gay couple’s wedding. In faith, a minister prays … Continue reading

6 Ways Christians Lost This Week

Originally posted on john pavlovitz:
We who call ourselves Christians lost a great deal over the past few days, though it’s probably not in the way you might think. 1) We lost the chance to be loving. So many professed followers of Jesus spent the last week on the attack, desperately fighting a battle long after it had…

Peace Be With You

Homily delivered at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Piney Parish, Waldorf, MD for Morning Prayer, April 19, 2015. In the name of One God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. I couldn’t put my finger on why, exactly, but I had been feeling far away from God lately, like he wasn’t really hearing me. A case … Continue reading

If You Are Waiting for Christmas…

(Homily delivered on the Second Sunday of Advent; December 7, 2014 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Waldorf, MD) In the name of One God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. “Happy Holidays!” “Season’s Greetings!” “Merry Christmas!” Yes friends, it’s that time of year and the discussion resumes…what is the appropriate greeting for the season? After … Continue reading