Recognizing Lazarus by the Gate – Br. Eldridge Pendleton

Luke 16:19-31

Every time I hear the story of the rich man Dives and the beggar Lazarus, I feel uncomfortable.  Not only do I feel guilty for knowing I hold back from doing much more than lip service for the poor and needy, and not just for the destitute I encounter on the streets at Harvard Square, but I am reminded of all those out there I never see, some in our own backyard and others in the famine areas of the world whose plight I try not to think about. Continue reading

The Profession in Life Vows of Geoffrey Tristram, SSJE – Br. Curtis Almquist

Exodus: 33:18-23; Psalm 84

All of us here should have had the experience of being protected: of being guarded by someone’s act of kindness and care, of being held back or hidden or shielded or removed from something that would be too much for us to bear – too dangerous, too awful, too awesome for us to behold. Continue reading