June 16, 2019
Rev. Benjamin Perkins
The Tracks of Our Tears: A Meditation on the Humanity of Men
Readings: Psalm 56, John 11:35
One of the greatest gifts a father can give their child is their full-bodied emotional availability, not the least of which includes their tears. In fact, the Syrian Fathers Ephrem and Simeon actually proposed that tears be considered a sacrament! In this week’s gospel reading, which contains the shortest verse in the Bible, Jesus wept, we will explore the significance of tears as a kind of portal into the heart of the Divine. Please join us for this Father’s Day reflection.