As our journey through Lent continues, we are joined by a remarkable character: the Samaritan woman at the well in today’s [Sunday, March 19th] gospel readingRead More
“Spirituality is more about whether or not we can sleep at night than about whether or not we go to church.” (Father Ron Holheiser). Canon Mary Haddad’s sermon invites us to think of Lent as a time to form life-changing habits that will endure for more than forty days. Science is on our side in this new exploration of an ancient tradition.Read More
“Love your enemies” - the spiritual bootcamp of the Sermon on the Mount. Canon Mary Haddad downgrades the command to “treat with kindness or compassion those who annoy or upset you” and makes a more accessible starting point to the most fierce of all the sayings of Jesus.
"The (Advent) Revolution Will Not Be Televised” - the Rev. Canon Mary Haddad turns to poet Gil Scott Heron as an alternate Advent voice in the wilderness for where not to look for the change will matter in the world.Read More
Ring the bells that still can ring: the Rev. Canon Mary Haddad’s reflection on the gospel narrative and Leonard Cohen’s music suggests that finding perspective is one direction to take in the face of death and disappointment.Read More
The Rev. Canon Mary Haddad ties in the friendly chaos of the day to the gospel theme of increasing our faith, not as a commodity but as an awareness that the kingdom of God within contains everything we need to know on how to move forward on our planet.Read More
On the fifteenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on U.S. soil, the Reverend Canon Mary Haddad reflects on the “flashbulb memories” that keep us stuck in the past and our responses grounded in the gospel that move us forward to create the world we want to live in.Read More