Who are You?

The Rev. Mary Vano St. Margaret’s, Little Rock August 21, 2011 10th Sunday after Pentecost Proper 16A Matthew 16: 13-20 For some reason, the 1978 single “Who are You,” by The Who, got stuck in my head all week as I reflected on today’s Gospel. For that is the question this reading addresses about Jesus. “Who are you?” I really … Read More

Walking on the Water

The Rev. Mary Vano St. Margaret’s, Little Rock August 7, 2011 Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Year A, Proper 14 Matthew 14:22-33 On July 20, 1969, the world listened to those incredible words spoken by Neil Armstrong: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon, and though many … Read More

Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!

Rev. Mary Vano St. Margaret’s, Little Rock, Ark. July 24, 2011 Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Year A, Proper 12 Matthew 13: 31-33, 44-52 There’s a funny little social debate that has arisen in the last generation or so as the result of developing technology. When you’re expecting a baby, do you choose to be surprised? I always find the commentary around … Read More