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The Bishop's Blog: Signs of God's Grace

The Bishop's Blog: Signs of God's Grace

Bishop of Newark

Grace happens. All the time. Grace is God's gift to us. The signs of God's grace are abundant. Some are dramatic. Many at first glance seem mundane. All are potentially life transforming.

God created us, but God was not – and is not, finished with creating. God keeps showing up. God is very much at work. Our job as God's creatures, is to pay attention to God's grace. And to join with God in God's work.

The March 25, 2013 march in Washington, D.C. held in response to the school shooting in Newtown, CT. On March 24, 2018 members of the diocese will join the march in Washington, D.C. held in response to the school shooting in Parkland, FL. NINA NICHOLSON PHOTO
March 20, 2018
I am going to Washington this Saturday in part to follow the passion of young people, but more than that – and deeper than that, I am going to follow...
Bishop Mark Beckwith reads a meditation at the March 2013 march in Washington, D.C. in response to the school shooting in Newtown, CT. On March 24, 2018 he will join the march in Washington, D.C. in response to the school shooting in Parkland, FL. NINA NICHOLSON PHOTO
March 7, 2018
About 35 years ago I heard a lecture at a Morristown synagogue given by Nobel laureate Ellie Wiesel. He told an ancient tale from the Midrash, which...
Temptations in addressing gun culture
February 21, 2018
Whether we are fully engaged in and supportive of the gun culture – or have no connection to it, we are all affected by the scourge of gun violence....
Called to Action
February 16, 2018
I am one of the conveners of Bishops United Against Gun Violence, an ad hoc group of more than 70 Episcopal bishops who have come together to explore...
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
February 7, 2018
I have a friend who regularly eats at the soup kitchen next door to Episcopal House. We often talk about the books we have been reading. A couple of...
January 10, 2018
Our stories are holy documents that have been printed on our souls. We need pay attention to the stories, reflect on how the Holy Spirit may have...
A message for Christmas 2017
December 20, 2017
Instead of trying to keep haters out, love invites people in.
Advent candles
December 6, 2017
Growing up I was afraid of the dark. For me, the 19th century Scottish poem, “from ghosties and ghoulies and long-legged beasties, and things that go...
Thanksgiving - a day for rest, reflection and gratitude
November 15, 2017
What is perhaps most precious for me about Thanksgiving is that it is perhaps the only true sabbath we have as a culture.
Sutherland Springs, TX
November 6, 2017
I am one of the conveners of Bishops United Against Gun Violence, an ad hoc group of nearly 70 Episcopal bishops who have come together to explore...

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