On Contemplation and Living for Justice

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Sunday, April 14, 2013, 7:20 am
The center of gravity, the fecund source, the estuary bringing forth life in the involved story of Jesus appearing to his disciples after their long night of fruitless fishing is the meal on the shore that follows the fishing, and that precedes the poignant conversation between Jesus the Christ and... Bishop Marc Andrus
Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 10:42 am
Below are the full remarks I had planned for the March for Equality in San Francisco last evening. The actual remarks I gave were somewhat abbreviated as I took the temperature of the crowd that was ready not to hear my voice, but to have their voices heard in their... Bishop Marc Andrus
Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 8:56 am
A lenten meditation, preparation to receive the new life of the Resurrection Bishop Marc Andrus
Thursday, February 21, 2013, 2:30 pm
Last weekend I was with the Community of the Holy Spirit at their new, beautiful, green convent in Harlem. These Episcopal nuns, so aware of the currents of our world’s needs in so many ways, still gather in their chapels in Harlem and at their convent in Brewster (where the... Bishop Marc Andrus
Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 12:05 pm
For centuries the period between Easter and Pentecost was a time for instruction of the newly baptized (baptized at the Easter Vigil) in the deeper matters of faith. The texts used for these teachings are the Seven Great “I Am” statements of Jesus in John’s Gospel. When Jesus says, “I... Bishop Marc Andrus
Thursday, January 24, 2013, 1:57 pm
On Tuesday, January 22, we had our monthly Money and Meaning lunch at the HUB in San Francisco. We had two very compelling presenters with us from the Story of Stuff Project. They showed us their pithy, funny newest video, “The Story of Change.” Change, as the video encapsulates it,... Bishop Marc Andrus
Thursday, January 17, 2013, 11:10 am
David and Francine Wheeler had two children at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. Nate survived the murderous attack late last year; his little brother Ben did not. The Wheelers, speaking at a press conference said, “‘parent’ means a point of origin…We realized we are far from being finished... Bishop Marc Andrus
Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 1:22 pm
“The Good Shepherd intends to gather the whole flock, even those who don’t belong to this fold. The shepherd continues to invite and gather all those varied sheep into widening streams, flowing toward that holy city. “That city of our dreams — and God’s dream — wants the presence of... Bishop Marc Andrus
Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 10:35 am
When we lived in Virginia, and I was serving as rector of Emmanuel Church, Middleburg, I saw several maps of the Diocese floating around that showed parish boundaries. Though we were Emmanuel Church, in the 19th Century we had birthed another congregation in nearby Aldie, and together we made up... Bishop Marc Andrus
Friday, October 5, 2012, 12:39 am
A post to clarify my experience at the installation of Archbishop Cordileone at St. Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco. I was dropped off at the cathedral at 1:30PM by my assistant. After making my way around protestors and showing my invitation to security guards, I was in the lower level area... Bishop Marc Andrus