An Intoxicated Attention Span

Christ is risen! “Step right up Ladies and Gentlemen, see the most amazing sights you could ever imagine!” You’ve heard these words before. Carnival barkers trying to get you to spend the money to see the “amazing snake boy, half boy, half snake!” Or the “amazing Elephant Man.” Curiosity, entertainment, something “different,” something “tantalizing.” And it works. Of course it works, they wouldn’t keep doing it if it didn’t work! We humans…

Unless You See A Sign

Christ is risen! He was almost breathless telling me about the event he experienced. It was overwhelming to him. He and several friends from his parish were thrilled to have a myrrh streaming icon come to their community and this precious Orthodox convert was simply amazed at witnessing this sign of God’s presence and reality. I experienced this beautiful event myself and shared his awe and wonder at God’s goodness and mercy…