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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.

River-to-river pilgrimage across the diocese: Day 1
July 26, 2016
Our first day of pilgrimage across the diocese was hot. And humid. our feet and our faith carried us forward, but the real grace for me was the...
The Delaware and Hudson Rivers
July 19, 2016
For the past several months, I have been much engaged by the image of a river. Much of this has to do with a text many of us have been reading,...
July 8, 2016
“Enough!” a colleague wrote to me earlier today as he asked to join the network of Bishops United Against Gun Violence, in the wake of the...
Orlando, FL
June 14, 2016
It was the ultimate curse. To curse is to wish diminishment, damage or – in the case of the horrific crime in Orlando early Sunday morning, death to...
Bishop Mark Beckwith #WearOrange
May 18, 2016
A friend of mine, who has been working on gun violence prevention for thirty years, has repeatedly told me that the engagement of faith groups is...
Election button: "Vote 2016"
April 19, 2016
On November 9, the quadrennial presidential election marathon, which has consumed more space in the media and in the psyche than any time I can...
Threatened with Resurrection
April 6, 2016
Our spiritual ancestors were threatened by Pharaoh’s army as they made their way from slavery to freedom. They crossed the Red Sea on dry ground, but...
March 24, 2016
As we approach Easter, and in the wake of the Brussels attacks, I offer this brief meditation on the image of the crucifix. "We may suffer, but this...
Three crosses
March 17, 2016
We know the story. During this next week we will tell the story, in some cases we will re-enact the story and, if we allow it, our souls will be...