Episcopal Diocese of Rochester
Joy in Christ, a way of life

Bishop's Writings

Epiphany Reflection

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Human beings tend to have the proclivity to hang out with those who are similar to themselves. Homogeneity is a trend that is easily accessed and often available in most human interactions. Difference, on the other hand, is less easily accessed and often less readily available in most human interactions.

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Remember who we are God gives us our identity as Christ's own

Thursday, October 16, 2014

As we take in the beauty of this season with its various nuances of color, I am conscious that tranquility is juxtaposed by the harsh overtones of violence/violation in our world - be it the destruction caused by homicides in our city, ISIS, Ebola, domestic violence or the systemic history of violence as it relates to Native Americans in this country.

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Choose Attraction Over Distraction:

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

As we come to the end of our meeting, I have been struck by several things during this sojourn as/to the House of Bishops in Taiwan. The typhoon downgraded to a tropical storm was a disruption for many; there was some loss of life in the Philippines and Taiwan. Our prayers surround those affected due to the vulnerability of their residential spaces.

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Making a Difference in Public & Private Education Through Collaboration

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

God’s mission is alive and well in our broken yet wonderful world. Our choice here is not between public and private education. I think it is better to choose both. All our children matter.

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