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

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

The Rt. Rev. Mark M. Beckwith
10th Bishop of Newark (2007-2018)

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.

Boston Marathon 2013 PHOTO CREDIT: Sonia Su
April 16, 2013
The violence continues. On Monday afternoon, three people were killed and scores were injured in Boston. Details are still emerging, but it has...
The Rt. Rev. Mark M. Beckwith
April 10, 2013
I prefer to put an H at the front of the word “Alleluia,” because then it requires more energy to say it – or shout it or sing it....
Bishop Mark Beckwith and fellow bishops walk down Pennsylvania Ave.
March 26, 2013
I believe that we Episcopalians tell our story through our liturgy – and that's what we did yesterday in our nation's capital.
March 13, 2013
Much of my time at our recently concluded House of Bishops meeting was spent dealing with responding to gun violence. A group of us met by conference...
Do not stand idly by
February 27, 2013
I watched a TV show last night in which, in the course of an hour, at least eight people were shot dead. The violence was glorified, in that the...
Shrove Tuesday pancakes
February 12, 2013
It is Shrove Tuesday. Mardi Gras. The day before the beginning of the Lenten season. The end of my/our sojourn through Anne Lamott’s book Help Thanks...
NASA satellite photo of Winter Storm Nemo, February 8, 2013.
February 9, 2013
One of my first wows was being taken to my first major league ballpark – Wrigley Field in Chicago. I was six. My dad took me. Everything about it was...
Full moon
February 5, 2013
It turns out that Epiphany is all about Wow. The wow of a star leading wise men to the wonder of the baby Jesus. The wow of Jesus being transfigured...
Gratitude and secondary gain
January 31, 2013
It’s called secondary gain – getting so wrapped up in negativity that you get something positive out of it. I have a friend who described this rather...
Thank you note
January 29, 2013
Anne Lamott writes: “Gratitude begins in our hearts and then dovetails into behavior.” (Page 56, Help Thanks Wow). I have certainly found that to be...