I think it’s easier, too, to make these kinds of assumptions when you view yourself as the master of the house, as Simon the Pharisee probably did. But if we can view ourselves not as masters of anything, but pilgrims on the same path to relationship with Jesus, the potential for hospitality opens up. We’re no longer gatekeepers but fellow pilgrims.
This sermon was preached at the Ordination of Priests on the Feast of St. Barnabas on June 11, 2016 at the Liverpool Cathedral, Diocese of Liverpool by the Rt. Rev. Susan E. Goff, bishop suffragan […]
A Letter from the Bishops of Virginia to the Church Schools of the Diocese of Virginia regarding transgender persons in our communities
Almost a year ago, Bishop Shannon called for a gathering of representatives from our Church Schools to discuss the reality of transgender students in our schools. At that time we were not aware of any […]
From sixth to twelfth grade, I attended St. James Episcopal Church in Wilmington, North Carolina. This historic downtown church was founded in 1729 and the leading families of Wilmington made it their church home (either […]
Reflection By: The Rev. Deacon Mary Beth Emerson My childhood exposure to women and leadership roles in the church was a mixed bag: many of the Roman Catholic nuns who were my teachers were kind, […]