The Spirit’s Power

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay By Anne Hansen This past Sunday, I served as a lector for my faith community and read aloud the powerful words that Jesus speaks to his friends just before his ascension into heaven: “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my […]


“The circumcised believers who had accompanied Peterwere astounded that the gift of the Holy Spiritshould have been poured out on the Gentiles also,for they could hear them speaking in tongues and glorifying God.”–Acts 10:45-46 [from the first reading for the Sixth Sunday of Easter] ASTOUNDED. The disciples are astounded. This is not what they thought […]

Dare to Hope

Statue of St. Catherine of Siena near the Vatican By Luke Hansen In the comedy series “Ted Lasso,” an American football coach is inexplicably entrusted with leading an English Premier League soccer team. When the team begins to experience some success, Coach Lasso (Jason Sudeikis) quickly learns a saying common among fans of AFC Richmond: […]

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