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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.

Two children who are friends. JOEL HERBERT PHOTO
August 1, 2012
Irreparable harm to dozens of lives was caused by the sexual abuse committed by Jerry Sandusky, a former football coach at Penn State. His method,...
Liturgical resources for same-sex blessings. NINA NICHOLSON PHOTO
July 10, 2012
Yesterday the House of Bishops voted 111 to 41 in favor of authorizing provisional use of liturgical resources for same sex blessings. It now goes to...
Bishop Mark Beckwith addressing the House of Bishops. DIANA WILCOX PHOTO
July 9, 2012
Buildings, budgets, boilers and boards. These killer B's, which always seem to bring their own sense of urgency, have the capacity to take over an...
Geberal Convention 2012
July 5, 2012
The General Convention has started, but it hasn't yet officially begun. That happens this morning in the opening Eucharist. But the committees have...
Bullying scene -- shadow on the wall
May 2, 2012
He had been labeled. And bullied. So the young man’s mother told me in an email after one of our confirmation services. She thanked me because I...
The interior dome over the Greek Orthodox Church in the Holy Sepulchre.
March 8, 2012
Some of went to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre at dawn this morning. All of us went later on in the morning as we finished walking the Via Dolorosa...
St. George's Monastery in the Judean desert. CYNTHIA BLACK PHOTO
March 5, 2012
It is fitting that on the Second Sunday in Lent we visited two different monasteries which were each built near caves where Jesus spent forty days in...
March 3, 2012
Our Pilgrimage in Galilee concluded this afternoon in a boat on the Sea of Galilee. From several vantage points, we literally saw what Jesus saw --...
Celebrating the Eucharist in the crypt of the Church of the Beatitudes.
March 1, 2012
Today was our second full day in Galilee. Although I have visited all the sites before, in many ways it is like being here for the first time. This...
Bishop Mark Beckwith giving Ashes to Go at Newark Penn Station
February 27, 2012
I have been receiving or imposing ashes on Ash Wednesday for nearly every one of my sixty years. Always in church, and always in the context of the...