A Weird and Ugly Church

One of my daughters went on vacation to Barcelona and brought home photos of a unique church building.  Barcelona was home to the architect Antoni Gaudi.  His best known work is the still unfinished church Sagrada Failia.  It has been under construction since 1882 and completion is planned for 2026.  It is unlike any other…

Should I Stay, or Should I Go?

The Christian communities and denominations that I’ve been a part of have not put an emphasis on observing Lent in preparation for celebrating Easter.  Lent traditionally includes fasting, abstinence and penitence.  That sounds sacrificial but it may be that I have cheated myself by not participating in this custom. One of the characteristics I admire in Mary, the mother…

A Bunch of Lovable Hypocrites

I’ve marched in 2 protest marches within 7 days.  If you’d ask me to sum up why I marched, I’d say to proclaim the worth and dignity of women.  Both marches gave me hope.  The Women’s March on Washington renewed my hope that people (masses of people, huddled together like sardines!) are offended by morally…