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By Jesus’ light we see the forest through the trees

From the gospel reading today (John 3:1-21) 3 Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. 2 He came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; … Continue reading

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Happy are those….

I was stopped in my tracks this morning at the first reading from the psalter. Psalm 41. It begins with a punch: 1 Happy are those who consider the poor;* the Lord delivers them in the day of trouble. 2 The Lord protects them and keeps them alive; … Continue reading

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How to tell a story

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This is a compression posture, people!

Galatians 5:14For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’ These words from Paul are really so very beautiful, so encouraging.  Love one another.  Do all things in and through love.  … Continue reading

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The bible is not a rule book, but a game plan…

From the Gospel of Luke in this morning’s readings, another reminder of how Jesus teaches us the big idea – the kingdom come – the forest through the trees – the game plan: Luke 6: 1-8: One sabbath* while Jesus* was … Continue reading

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…the Father is in me and I am in the Father

38But if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, so that you may know and understand* that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.’ (John 10) Richard Rohr,  a Franciscan … Continue reading

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Groundhog day by your choice; not your abba Father’s…

As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’ 3Jesus answered, ‘Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind … Continue reading

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Light shines through…finally

After completing today’s readings, I went to my scriptural  journal to wonder about hearing God’s Word and whether or not I hear it sometimes for other people.  Beginning with an abrupt stop at a specific word in the first psalm, … Continue reading

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Elephants, witness and testimony…Piraro theology illustrated

1 Thessalonians 2: 10You are witnesses, and God also… Isn’t God the only witness of import when it comes to a truth-elephant in the room?  When something is made known to you that no one else witnesses, knows or can … Continue reading

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Season of listening…My story, His Glory

Lectionary Readings:  AM Psalm 102; PM Psalm 107:1-32 Mal. 3:1-12; James 5:7-12; Luke 18:1-8 Paused at these verses: Psalm 102: 14 For your servants hold its stones dear, and have pity on its dust. Malachi 3: 5 Then I will … Continue reading

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