Sunday, June 29, 2008

Sts. Peter and Paul

Today we celebrate the solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, two of the first disciples of Jesus. These two men are known around the world. Less well known is Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German Christian pastor who was killed by the Nazis on April 9, 1945. I was reading recently about his work and decided to start The Cost of Discipleship, some of which I was reading this morning. Certainly Peter and Paul had the "single-minded obedience" that Bonhoeffer describes. Through the grace of God, they heard Jesus' call, set aside their work, followed Jesus, and believed.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

All Good Things

come to an end, unfortunately. Today we said goodbye to Mom & Dad, Jill & Dan, and Jacob, Andrew, and Sarah, who all left Crofton today for their trips home via airplane and Amtrak's AutoTrain.

It was a wonderful week, with lots of group activities, good food, and perfect weather! I am extremely blessed to have such an opportunity to spend time with the folks who mean the most to me.

More later on specific events, and then I'll be back to discussing books and other things that catch my eye.