Yo pastor is so poor… reflections on Lent, poverty and justice

Lent is a season of sacrifice or spiritual renewal in the Christian tradition, 40 days (plus Sundays) leading up to Easter to deeply consider one’s life. Or Lent is a way of providing a little dignity to really poor people. That’s how it started out, according to my mother. And this brings me some solaceContinue reading “Yo pastor is so poor… reflections on Lent, poverty and justice”

On colds and neighbors and unsheltered people in Oakland

I woke up with a hacking cough at about 3AM this morning. I focused solely on my own misery until I heard an accompanying cough through the wall; my neighbor in the next apartment in my fancy Jack London Square building must have the same cold. So we coughed away in solidarity until we bothContinue reading “On colds and neighbors and unsheltered people in Oakland”