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We learn something important about Jesus from Luke’s account of his return to Galilee. His reading from Isaiah in his local synagogue was one of his most outrageous pronouncements – not only did he proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour, but he claimed his own identity as the anointed one. We learn here that Jesus is not just anyone.
On Monday morning, the Cathedral’s lower level was abuzz with the sounds of conversation, clinking coffee cups, and laughter. On Monday, in partnership with the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, the Cathedral launched the weekly Downtown Food Hub.
Angels, harvests, healing, youth, ecology and saints: as autumn settles in, the Cathedral’s Sunday worship life ricochets between themes that may seem at first glance to be contradictory but actually belong together because, as the words from the Sanctus (Holy, Holy, Holy Lord, God of Power and Might) affirm, heaven and earth are full of God’s glory.
This fall, the Rev’d Ross Bliss and I are attending a series of Meet and Greets. We’re 1/3 of the way through, aiming to make about 18 gatherings in total. So what goes into a Meet and Greet?
The leaves on the cherry tree in our back yard have just begun to turn and fall. The sunflowers that I planted in the garden are done and I’ve left them for the birds to enjoy and there is one last flower on one of the dahlias. My garden is reminding me that the lovely place that our family had taken over the summer has ended.