“Amen, Father, on your planning.
Amen, for you’ll see us through.
Amen when the cross weighs heavy.
Amen everything you do.”
from Stanley Wiersma, Last Visit in Three Voices May 3: the Feast of Philip and James, the latter known as “the Lesser,” to distinguish him from James, brother of John and one of the “inner circle” of Jesus’ twelve. Both this James, and Philip, can be counted among the “lesser” apostles insofar as they are presumed to be included in references to th