Rev. Michael Davison,
Associate Regional Minister

Choices

Jul 1, 2020|Comments Off on Choices

Each day we all have choices. Some of us have more choice than others because of the randomness of birth and the systems that govern our society. What will we do with our choices?  Are your emotions driving or informing your choices?  Do you need more of Mr. Spock's logic to help you balance your choices? Yoda tells the wisdom of the cosmos: "Fear leads to anger.  Anger leads to hate.  Hate leads to suffering." We've seen this happen. We are seeing this happen. It may have happened to you. Which emotion is ordering your life right now and how does that effect how you interact with your neighbo [...]

Clean Up to Do

Jun 1, 2020|Comments Off on Clean Up to Do

"ashes and diamonds foe and friend we were all equal in the end." (Pink Floyd, The Final Cut, "Two Suns in the Sunset." 1983.) While it is true that we all pass from this life into the next equally silent and we come into this life equally crying, that is where the idealized equality of persons created in God's image begins and ends.  Try as we do to distract ourselves from this truth, we are reminded of it in plain sight, again, and again.  No matter how much TV we binge, Youtube you surf, video games played, or prayers you offer in confession or intercession, this will not just go away nor b [...]

A Letter to Graduates

May 3, 2020|Comments Off on A Letter to Graduates

“It is unimaginably hard to do this—to live consciously, adultly, day in and day out.”(1) This is the time of: end of semester tests, parties, invitations, measurements, proms, formals, special recognitions, special meals, gifts, cards, crowded schedules, and advice.  Little feels “normal.” The meaning of the rituals that mark the passage from one phase of life to another remains important.  Drilling down on that core meaning is not as easy as we think, but we don’t have to make it harder than it already is for you.  Graduates, yours is an experience no one wants for you; and we don’t want for [...]

On the Road with Jesus: Holy Week

Apr 6, 2020|Comments Off on On the Road with Jesus: Holy Week

Is everything going to be ok? That depends. If we mean, “Is everything going to be the way it was and the way I expected it to be?” then the answer is no. The answer to that question is always no, it always has been. If we mean, “Is everything going to be the way it is going to be?” then the answer is yes. Of course. If we define whatever happens as okay, then everything will be. Given that everything is going to be the way it’s going to be, we’re left with an actually useful and productive question instead: “What are you going to do about it?” (Seth Godin, March 26, 2020) "This is not how we  [...]