Door Ajar

Door Ajar

I expect, several months after Jesus returned to his Father, that the disciples would have gathered to share an evening meal and one of them probably would have blurted out his latest revelation: “We are Pentecost people!” After a few seconds to absorb this word,...
Lives in process

Lives in process

In the era before computers (there really was one!) vacationers traveled with camera cases in which they kept rolls of light-sensitive film. As photo-worthy occasions arose, those cameras were frantically removed from the case and aimed at the desired subject, not...
His ways are not our ways

His ways are not our ways

Canadian art films were, once upon a time, notorious for ending mysteriously, with no resolution to the storyline. They left the viewer in disbelief that two hours had been ‘invested’ only to get stung with a non-ending, with the challenge of filling in the blanks,...
And… that’s a wrap!*

And… that’s a wrap!*

There are some life passages that mark some people more than others. I remember graduating from High School, and the shivery sense of liberation at having completed my mandatory education. It lasted the whole day! The next day reality set in. I wanted to go to college...
No long faces

No long faces

The dictionary dampens the word ‘celebrate’ when placing it in a religious context, formalizing it and stripping it of joy, making it a rite duly, solemnly, performed. Otherwise, the word connotes party, boisterous rejoicing, exuberant happiness. So, when we church...