How Many Pairs of Black Pants Do I Really Need?

When Salvation Comes

or

Just exactly how many pairs of black pants do I really need?

A homily by Margaret D. McGee

In this morning’s reading from Isaiah, the LORD, the Holy One, speaks to the people of Zion, in words that convey some frustration. Words, in fact, that give the sense of a God who is fed up to the teeth with these people, and with their acts of worship.

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Step By Step

Homily for a Sunday after Easter

by
Margaret D. McGee

What does it mean for God, the Creator of our world, to enter into our daily lives and set us on a new course, a new path of life? When that happens, what happens? And how do we live, day to day, so that it can happen, so that we are open and ready for God to bring new life into our world?
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A Love That Saves

A Homily for Wednesday in Holy Week

by
Margaret D. McGee

The Psalm sets the tone and lets us know right up front what kind of mess we’re in. “Save me, O God, for the waters have come up to my neck. I sink in deep mire … the flood sweeps over me … shame has covered my face … I am the subject of gossip for those who sit in the gate, and the drunkards make songs about me.”

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Awake to Life

A Homily for the First Sunday of Advent

by
Margaret D. McGee

So we make full circle and return again to the beginning, to Advent, the opening of a new year in the life of faith. The season when, around the world, hearts break open for the coming of the Christ child. A season when even our own rather damp, gray world may be revealed as the best and only place to hold the birth of love, life, and light.

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