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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.

February 21, 2012
“The arc of history always bends toward justice,” the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King wrote years ago. It certainly felt that way to me last Thursday,...
January 11, 2012
This is my message in the January 2012 pre-Convention issue of The VOICE, in English and Spanish.
God so loved the world...
December 24, 2011
Years ago I heard a paraphrase of John 3:16. If it didn't come directly from Teilhard de Chardin, a Jesuit paleontologist writing in the 1950s, it...
They all learn to survive
December 23, 2011
Somewhere along the line I discovered something that is common to all children: they learn how to survive. Jonathan Kozol describes the lives of...
A Celtic Rune of Hospitality
December 22, 2011
A rune is a written character that was used in northern European cultures before the use of Latin and Latin letters took over. This Celtic Rune...
This is their Easter
December 21, 2011
Jonathan Kozol steps back from his relationship with kids at the afterschool at St. Ann's Episcopal Church in the South Bronx and tells a story from...
Gates, narrow and wide
December 20, 2011
“Be all you can be” was the recruiting motto for the United Sates Army several years back. It rather coyly suggested that if you joined the army,...
December 18, 2011
Jonathan Kozol is an extraordinary observer. Mostly he observes children – their struggles, their triumphs and their ordinary resurrections. He also...
St. Philip's Academy. PHOTO CREDIT: NJLA: New Jersey Library Association
December 17, 2011
The roll-out for Newark Kids Count took place on Thursday. It was held at Branch Brook School in Newark, chosen because it has outperformed other...
Building bridges
December 16, 2011
Jesus grew up in Nazareth, a very small village that was literally built into a hill. People took advantage of the limestone caves that dotted the...