When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek with all of your heart, I will let you find me, says the LORD. Jeremiah 29:13-14b
“You are good, Lord, to the soul that seeks you. What, then, are you to the soul that finds you? The marvel is, no one can seek you who has not found you already. You desire us to find so that we may seek, to seek so that we may find. We can both seek you and find you, but we can never anticipate you, for though we say, ‘Early shall my prayer come before you,’ a chilly, loveless thing would that prayer be, were it not warmed by your own breath and born of your own Spirit.” On the Love of God. Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux, 1153.
I am an Episcopal priest in Houston, Texas but my ministry, care, and curiosity are not limited to this space and community. As John Wesley said several hundred years ago, “All the world is my parish!”
Through the sermons and reflections posted here, I hope to share with you the adventure of seeking and finding God in every-day life.
As you seek and find God in the midst of your own life and community, I invite you to see the world as your parish, too.
Peace be with you and welcome.
O God, you have made of one blood all the peoples of the earth, and sent your blessed Son to preach peace to those who are far off and to those who are near: Grant that people everywhere may seek after you and find you; bring the nations into your fold; pour out your Spirit upon all flesh; and hasten the coming of your kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Book of Common Prayer, p. 100
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