Sunday Reading

Here is an article about the feeding ministry of St Barnabas Episcopal Church in McMinnville, Oregon. The ministry started in 1990 with a single act of Christian charity - when one family arrived at the church asking for food. Now they the "soup kitchen" operates like a full-service restaurant for anyone who comes in hungry, complete with waiters and appetizers and desert. Read this heartwarming story here.

And do read this gentle but thought-provoking Lenten meditation from Sister Joan Chittister, who is one of my favorite Christian writers and a Benedictine nun. She speaks of both the healing and the honing of the soul as part of our work during Lent, a time when we must again choose to live in belief even after the star of Bethlehem has dimmed in our lives.