Cathedral clergy offer a meditation each day.
The Rev. Canon Dana Colley Corsello: Jesus’ love for his friends offers them—and us—a thread that forever connects us to his Father and the Spirit of Truth.
The Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith: The problem is that some of us think that we are always supposed to be able to sense God’s presence, and if we can’t, then we must be doing something wrong.
The Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope: In these times when it is easy to get overwhelmed, look up into the night sky to see the moon and the stars and the vast expanse of interstellar space and know that God is in charge!
The Rev. Canon Rosemarie Logan Duncan: While there is much to be sad about these days, this time has also brought out goodness and a sense of caring for one another.
The Rev. Patrick Keyser: In a time of such suffering and pain, there seems to be little cause for celebration. Yet today we are invited to celebrate.
The Rev. Canon Leonard L. Hamlin: Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches and to each of us in this moment.
The Rev. Melissa Hollerith: What must I do to be set free? The answer might shake us to our foundation like an earthquake.
The Rev. Canon Dana Colley Corsello: Remember, the Holy Spirit never fails us for she walks alongside us through thick and thin.
The Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith: What does it mean to know that even in the darkest places that we walk, Jesus is there and that the Holy Spirit dwells within us?
The Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope: One of many things I miss about being in our “virtual worship reality” now is congregational singing.
The Rev. Canon Rosemarie Logan Duncan: We have been graced by the Lord’s choice of us, the Lord’s gift of friendship to us, and we are to respond out of that grace.
The Rev. Patrick Keyser: If joy really is intrinsic to the Christian life, though, perhaps we need to consider what it means to be joyful in such a time as this.
The Rev. Canon Leonard L. Hamlin, Sr.: My relationship with Christ is transforming my life and in this needed moment we cannot be voiceless, silent or sitting on the sidelines.
The Rev. Melissa Hollerith: Jesus left us God’s peace and told us not to be afraid. Now we just have to live as if we believe this truth.
The Rev. Canon Dana Colley Corsello: We are called, now perhaps more than at any time in our generation, to embody this love of neighbor, and to advocate for others.
The Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith: In the same way, when Jesus says to his disciples and all of us, “believe also in me,” he isn’t simply asking that we acknowledge that he is who he says he is, rather he is saying – trust me, follow me, use my way as your way because it is the way that leads to God.
The Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope: Part of what I love so much about this story is the unimagined grace and fruitfulness that unfolds because Paul paid attention.
The Rev. Canon Rosemarie Logan Duncan: These times can be so disorienting and I find that I must with intention try to re-orient, re-focus, and re-center.
The Rev. Patrick Keyser: May we remember that in offering such love to others, we offer it to Jesus himself.
The Rev. Canon Leonard L. Hamlin, Sr.: Once again, we need a faith that will help us to boldly go where we have not gone before.
The Rev. Melissa Hollerith: During these difficult days, listening to the right voice matters. We must ask ourselves: Who is leading our thoughts and responses during this pandemic? Who do we trust to provide the facts?
The Rev. Canon Dana Colley Corsello: “Who was I that I could hinder God?” That is the question for the day.
The Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith: That sort of passion, that sort of Spirit, should be ours too, yours and mine. If it was, the world might well call us crazy.
The Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope: Jesus does not sugar coat the challenge of following him. He does, however, make clear that following him will change their lives forever.
The Rev. Canon Rosemarie Logan Duncan: Faith and trust are difficult in our human relationships and perhaps even more so in our relationship with God and Jesus.
The Rev. Patrick Keyser: The gospel message continues to spread in our own day, with the same immediacy and the same boundary shattering energy as it did almost two thousand years ago.
The Rev. Canon Leonard L. Hamlin, Sr.: Our conversations are shifting, but will see a shift in our values?
The Rev. Melissa Hollerith: When we are stripped of all the accouterments of life, we are left with our faith and our call to love one another as He loved us first.
The Rev. Canon Dana Colley Corsello: Let’s start this morning with a smile that radiates from our eyes and place God’s love on our hearts so that someone might be struck by our countenance.
The Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith: The risen Christ walks among us, not just within our worship but everywhere we go.
The Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope: There are quite discordant voices out there that seek to separate, discriminate, and foment division and fear. As beloved children of God, we are better than that, and God calls us to be better than that.
The Rev. Canon Rosemarie Logan Duncan: Jesus is turning to us as his disciples asking how we will respond. We too may have meager offerings to share, but we must trust that Jesus will give thanks and bless them to good use.
The Rev. Patrick Keyser: These words do not magically fill or heal the loss we are experiencing. They don’t heal this deadly virus. But they do assure us that God is very near to us in our grief and will save us when our spirits are crushed.
The Rev. Canon Leonard L. Hamlin, Sr.: The disciples that followed Jesus must have been filled with questions and wondered what the future would be like not only as they witnessed the difficult experience at the cross but also the seemingly unbelievable realty of the resurrection.
The Rev. Melissa Hollerith: During these dark days of the pandemic, whom will we encourage? Who needs our support?
The Rev. Canon Dana Colley Corsello: If only we could have our own little Pentecost moment in which the Holy Spirit comes down and shakes us to our senses. I’m game. Are you?
The Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith: It is this deep understanding of the freedom that Easter brings that has enabled every profound act of Christian self-sacrifice and service since. It is what makes us different, it is what makes our faith unique.
The Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope: We see miracles all around the globe today with extraordinary acts of selfless and sacrificial service to others out of love. We see the miracle of music’s ability to touch us at our deepest core and to transport us from the reality of the present to the hope of the future – uniting us in song and heart.
The Rev. Canon Rosemarie Logan Duncan: Often in our lives we are much like the disciples who do not quickly recognize the risen Jesus as he stands close by. But in love we can encourage each other to open our eyes to the nearness of Christ in the simplicity of our days.
The Rev. Patrick Keyser: Jesus comes to his friends, offering them exactly what they need so that they might believe.
The Rev. Canon Leonard L. Hamlin, Sr.: Luke’s Gospel presents us with an opportunity to eavesdrop on a conversation that takes place as two men are trying to make sense of their present and future by reflecting upon the past events.
The Rev. Melissa Hollerith: Be like Mary. Be bold with your proclamation. Share with others the good news every chance you get. The Lord is risen! The Lord is risen indeed!
The Rev. Canon Dana Colley Corsello: Can you imagine the “fear and great joy,” the rapture flowing through the two Marys as they run to tell the male disciples that their Resurrected Jesus will be meeting them in Galilee?