Thomas Temperli

Saturday, December 19 Psalm 55; Zechariah 8:9-17; Matthew 25:31-46   Listen to the author read their meditation and prayer: Thomas Temperli Advent Meditation Any sane person would be wise to avoid falling over the cliffs of anguish, the terrors of death, horror and trembling. On the road of life, starvation, estrangement, nakedness and imprisonment blink … read more

Fear and Desire

Thom Temperli is a senior in the M.Div. program.   Thom came to Seminary of the Southwest from the Diocese of Texas.

Today’s readings invite us to honestly ponder our heart’s deepest desires.  In the midst of the Christmas season the heart of today’s scriptures address our deepest fears and greatest yearnings amidst a time when our culture has already disposed of the gift wrapping and empty boxes whose contents and whose giver’s intentions may have fulfilled some desires and disappointed others.   We are left to examine honestly what it is underneath all of our outward cravings and pursuits of little “happinesses” that leaves us yearning, and what leaves us still afraid that our deepest longings will not be met.