Tag Archives: Father

Family as Metaphor for God, the Gospel and Politics

Psalm 83:15 Drive them with your tempest * and terrify them with your storm; 16 Cover their faces with shame, O Lord, * that they may seek your Name. 17 Let them be disgraced and terrified for ever; * let them … Continue reading

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Wake up calls from Jesus

Matthew 26:41Stay awake and pray that you may not come into the time of trial;* the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.’ I think this admonition from a grieving Jesus to his friends who fell asleep while he … Continue reading

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All your works praise you, O Lord including the skies over Southern California

  Psalm 145: 9 The Lord is loving to everyone * and his compassion is over all his works. 10 All your works praise you, O Lord, * and your faithful servants bless you. 11 They make known the glory … Continue reading

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Things are just not the way we see them: Lift your eyes to the Maker to see

It wasn’t until late in life that I came to believe in Satan as a ‘being’ and not a metaphor, symbol, some imperceivable dark matter or caricature of evil.  Though I had recited for years the baptismal promise to “renounce Satan … Continue reading

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Pray like Jesus!

How should we pray? the disciples had asked Jesus during their walk with him.  At that time, before his resurrection, Jesus taught them the Lord’s Prayer.  And earlier in admonishing the Pharisees for praying publicly just to be seen as … Continue reading

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I know where I have come from and where I am going

John 8:3Then the Pharisees said to him, ‘You are testifying on your own behalf; your testimony is not valid.’ 14Jesus answered, ‘Even if I testify on my own behalf, my testimony is valid because I know where I have come … Continue reading

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…then his father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit

The readings this morning had me thinking about the triune God – the presence in all of the created world of God, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, from the beginning.  And what I was set to think about is … Continue reading

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