Remembrance, Forgiveness, Gratitude

The Rev. Bean Murray St. Michael’s, Little Rock September 11, 2011 Proper 19A Genesis 50:15-21; Psalm 103:8-13; Romans 14:1-12; Matthew 18:21-35 Ten years ago on this date, at 8:46 a.m., our country entered an uncharted state of existence. All of us who are more than 15 years old today remember going through stages of disbelief, sorrow, anger, and confusion. The … Read More

September 11 Remembered

The Rev. Lowell E. Grisham, Rector St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Fayetteville, Ark. September 11, 2011 13 Pentecost Proper 19, Year A (Matthew 18:21-35) – Peter came and said to Jesus, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, I tell … Read More

Sacred Tension

Rev. Tom Baker St. John’s Church, Harrison, Ark. Proper 19, Year A September 11, 2011 Matthew 18:21-35 Three stories from my life … Story number one: When I was nine or ten, I wanted more than anything a frog suit for my GI Joe but my parents thought I didn’t need another toy, after all I had a room filled … Read More